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The Hustler (1961) Movie Reviews

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Daniel Corleone 03/20/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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"Fast Eddie" Felson is a pool hustler who plays with Minnesota Fats. He looses because of being drunk and arrogant. Eddie meets Sarah Packard at a bus terminal. Aside from the solid drama and spectacular plays on the table, I admired its premise of transformation. It showed how one can mature and change character after encountering a loss. Newman was definitely engrossed in his role while the screenplay fantastic with depiction of the world being "perverted, twisted and cripple," which in reality at times it is. It even cameos Jake LaMotta and pool champ Willie Mosconi. The Hustler is a fun flick to watch especially for pool fanatics.

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mitchellyoung 08/01/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is one of a handful of films that exhibit a pure performance. In every frame, Paul Newman is Fast Eddie Felson, living and breathing nuances into a tortured character. Pool is only the backdrop for what becomes an explosive character drama of romance and betrayal. That sounds like the plot of a soap opera, but Newman makes it so much more.

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Chris Kavan 04/26/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Paul Newman gives another legendary performance as "Fast" Eddie Felson - pool hustler extraordinaire. With a superb supporting cast, high drama and some amazing pool - this is a great film with surprising depth.

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sapien 01/14/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Excellent movie. I mean, hey, it has Paul Newman in it. That's all you need to know.

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Alex 01/25/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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4/4 

I saw this movie AFTER I saw "Color of Money." It is a great movie and now makes "Color of Money" mean even more to me. Although I don't know which one is better, "Hustler" should definitely be watched, especially if you are a Paul Newman fan.

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