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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Explosive entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    So much love went into Hustle & Flow that it almost glows with it. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The best thing Hustle & Flow has going for it is Terrence Howard's powerful performance. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I found Hustle & Flow hard to get into at first, if only for its dialogue. But DJay's turf turns out to be everyone's turf -- a jagged landscape of hopes, disappointments, folly and fulfillment. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A weird fusion of blaxploitation and American indie, built on a template of old-style, follow-your-dream Hollywood drama. But it works - sometimes magnificently. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The feel-good movie of the summer. And the song this pimp works up, about how hard it is to manage a stable of ho's, is catchy and moving. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Every good actor has a season when he comes into his own, and this is Terrence Howard's time. show more

  • 75
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    Brewer achieves near perfection in this tense, intimate meeting between two lifelong hustlers. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    What makes the picture sail past its flaws is its earnest understanding of the desperation that drives people to regain control of their lives -- and the profound courage required to attempt it. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It celebrates art, hope, and dreams, and you don't have to like hip-hop to appreciate the message or the way in which it is delivered. show more

  • August 09, 2008 God's child
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    This film surprised me, I didn't think it was going to be as good as it was. Mr. Howard really has the talent to do other dialects that not all actors can do.

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