16th May 2019
The Hustle is about two con women working on
scams that are poles apart both in their league and value, are thrown
together in this fun, comedic film, set mainly in France.
Anne Hathaway plays a
posh British women with a dodgy accent to Rebel Wilson's working class, girl
next door. The scenery is great and the cinematography is sublime. The rivarley
between the two women makes for good banter with Rebel Wilson leading the humor
with her costume changes, stunts and various character role plays.
Hathaway didn't quite hit the mark with her foreign accents and
characterisations and without Rebel, the film would have fallen flat.
The plot is quite basic but an additional twist
throws our leads together and brings about a different ending to initially
The film kept me entertained throughout and I was unaware of the time
that had passed in the cinema. It's well worth a watch as long as you do not
expect it to be too believable or realistic. I had thought initially it would
be akin to the all female Ocean's 8 but once you realise that this is a
completely different genre of film, and get passed that, you can appreciate it
for what it actually is.
It's a light hearted comedy which fans of Rebel Wilson
will enjoy. Wilson also directed the film and deserves credit for a job very
Rated: 3/5 stars
Reviewed by: Karen Tuelon