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Hustler, The

Lists: Film Quest 2017

Brief Synopsis: "Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match, but he loses in a heartbreaking marathon. Now broke and without his long-time manager, Felson faces an uphill battle to regain his confidence and his game. It isn't until he hits rock bottom that he agrees to join up with ruthless and cutthroat manager Bert Gordon. Gordon agrees to take him on the road to learn the ropes. But Felson soon realizes that making it to the top could cost him his soul, and perhaps his girlfriend. Will he decide that this is too steep a price to pay in time to save himself?"

Overall Ranking: 441 (Rank from 1961: # 3)


Rating:
84.4
Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)
85.5

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%




 


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman80 - One of Paul Newman's best performances.
(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 0



People Involved

  • Paul Newman (Eddie Felson)
  • Jackie Gleason (Minnesota Fats)
  • Piper Laurie (Sarah Packard)
  • George C. Scott (Bert Gordon)
  • Myron McCormick (Charlie Burns)
  • Murray Hamilton (Findley)
  • Michael Constantine (Big John)
  • Gordon B. Clarke (Cashier)
  • Robert Rossen (Director)