In what begins out as a promising tackle the tried-and-true con artist style, The Hustle rapidly turns into stale and repetitive. There is a humorous film in right here someplace, however it’s held again by cluttered writing and inconsistencies. Director Chris Addison’s first crack on the silver display is filled with each little wins and losses. As the movie strikes alongside at a brisk tempo, there are real laughs and puzzling head-scratchers. Co-stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play off one another unbelievably nicely, collectively producing most of the film’s greater laughs. The Hustle by no means takes itself too severely and by no means hides an ulterior motive behind its comedic partitions: it’s a run-of-the-mill comedy that doesn’t attempt to be one thing else.
Penny (Wilson) and Josephine (Hathaway) are each con artists working at very completely different ranges of success. Penny, a small-time swindler who does most of her work to unsuspecting males, decides to make a journey to France. Josephine, a classy and intellectual scammer who has made a wealthy dwelling beguiling the rich, occurs to dwell in France. After a coincidental meetup, Josephine decides to take Penny below her wing and train her the artwork of being a world class con-woman.
Where the film goes mistaken is in its repetition. A minor plot twist midway by way of the film isn’t sufficient to completely rejuvenate it, and it will have been higher to stay to the unique path the movie was headed. Most scenes involving Wilson finish with a crude joke which are hit and miss, and Hathaway acts like a springboard for among the movie’s funniest moments. One of the movie’s main flaws lies in its inconsistent writing. Some jokes are really laugh-out-loud humorous, whereas others are cringe-inducing. Although this can be the case for a lot of comedies, it is vitally noticeable right here, typically inside 30 seconds of one another.
The Hustle will likely be embraced by those that need to simply sit again and have just a few laughs, however nothing extra. Although not ground-breaking by any means, Addison’s directorial debut exhibits promise for his future; he focuses on his stars above all else. Hindered by some questionable writing and storytelling, The Hustle is filled with unrealized potential. However, it could fulfill movie-goers resolute on seeing a satisfactory comedy.