The Hustler | Full Movie

The Hustler
  • NR
  • 2h 15m
  • 1961
Certified Fresh98%
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Paul Newman heads an all-star cast that includes Jackie Gleason and George C. Scott in this 1961 Best Picture Oscar® Nominee. Fast Eddie Felson (Newman) is a charming backstreet poolroom hustler who’s determined to unseat the legendary Minnesota Fats (Gleason), and he won't rest until he beats him, no matter the price. But the price turns out to be much higher than he could ever have imagined.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason give iconic performances in this dark, morally complex tale of redemption.
Reviews
TIME Magazine
Fresh

Newman is better than usual; Gleason, as the slit-mouthed, beady-eyed Minnesota Fats, darts among...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Variety
Rotten

The Hustler belongs to that school of screen realism that allows impressive performances but defea...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Like a traditional morality play; teens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that despite the seedy settings (so evocative that they're almost a character in the story), this is almost a traditional morality play about humility and redemption.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Romance, Sports, Classics, Franchise
  • Release Date:October 1, 1961
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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