Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Yojimbo's Movie Reviews (2329)

view profile + 
 
2.5/4
3/4
3/4
3/4
3/4
N/A
N/A
3/4
N/A
3.5/4
3/4
3.5/4
N/A
2.5/4
2.5/4
2.5/4
3/4
2.5/4
2/4
3/4
1.5/4
2/4
2.5/4
2.5/4
2.5/4

Next 25
 

The Hustler 
"The Hustler" by Yojimbo
2.5/4 stars

When a brash young pool shark is handed a lesson in humility by the accepted best in the business, he teams up with an amoral gambler to challenge for a rematch. The Hustler is to pool what Raging Bull was to boxing and it is clear that Scorsese was influenced by this film when he made it (Jake LaMotta, the subject of Raging Bull, even appears in a small role). It's a story of emptiness in victory, as Fast Eddie learns that pride and self respect are not the same thing. His clashes with his financial backer, brilliantly played by George C. Scott, are by far the best parts of the film as he realises that a relentless pursuit of the win removes all the joy from and appreciation for the game he loves. It's beautifully shot, perfectly played and intelligently written but I'd have to say the unremittingly dour and earnest approach makes it rather hard going to the point that by the end I wanted to open my veins myself. Technically flawless but about as much fun as sitting through a tax audit at your mother's funeral.


Recent Comments

Comment On Review

 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movies of 2016 by Gabe
movies of 2018 by skater4159
2018 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
Movies I Want To See by Rod
2012 by Karmand
Best to Worst Movies Dreamworks by Manuel Josh Rivera
2016: Best to Worst by Nolane
Top Films of 2008 by Neobowler

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want
to delete this review?