Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, compete to swindle a naïve tech prodigy out of his fortune. A remake of the 1988 comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Normally, I really like Anne Hathaway. **Especially** recently. But not only did I think The Hustle was pretty bad, even she specifically was pretty bad in it. _Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
Point by point remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and while I don't hold that movie in as high regards compared to others, this spit in its face with offering absolutely nothing new with the comedy falling flat at every turn and worse yet, where Michael Caine and Steve Martin were great together, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson shared no chemistry. Since this movie did not deviate at all from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I found myself mostly bored and just waiting for it to end. Although I've seen worse, I was never angry or anything, just thinking what was the point?
A totally class-free remake of the var superior "Bedtime Story" (1964) that is both vulgar and crass. All it needed was a little bit of subtlety and it could have been quite a fun role-reversal caper; instead it is clumsy and cringe-makingly unsophisticated. No amount of glamorous location photography can make it any less so. I never leave the cinema half way through a film, but was sorely tempted with this nonsense.