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Hustle & Flow

Rated R for sex and drug content, pervasive language and some violence.

R In Theaters 07/22/2005 , 114min.
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89%
Viewer score based on 11 ratings
68%
Critic score based on 37 reviews

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August 09, 2008
Amberfwn
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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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
The performances are accomplished, but the real star of Hustle & Flow is Brewer, a playwright who has written and directed a few other movies but who is effectively making a breathtaking national debut here. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The best thing Hustle & Flow has going for it is Terrence Howard's powerful performance. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
This disdain for women is not incidental to the film; it is integral to the fantasy Mr. Brewer is selling, which is that pimping is not as hard as it looks. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
Howard might be a major actor. His DJay, though, is a major character in search of a major author. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
It's more of an urban fairy tale, a surprisingly charming story that -- in certain sections -- almost crystallizes into the sweetness of a Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland musical. Full Review
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