Hustle & Flow Synopsis
A pimp (Terrence Howard) wants to rap his way out of his dead-end life.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The home-studio recording sequences in Hustle & Flow are funky, rowdy, and indelible. Brewer gives us the pleasure of watching characters...
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
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.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Every good actor has a season when he comes into his own, and this is Terrence Howard's time.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
So much love went into Hustle & Flow that it almost glows with it.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A weird fusion of blaxploitation and American indie, built on a template of old-style, follow-your-dream Hollywood drama. But it works -...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Explosive entertainment.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The best thing Hustle & Flow has going for it is Terrence Howard's powerful performance.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
Brewer achieves near perfection in this tense, intimate meeting between two lifelong hustlers.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Some will find it chicly inspired, recalling blaxploitation's heyday with its grimy urban realism. Some will rightly find it corny, absurd,...
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Hustle & Flow

By 619boy531
This was a great movie, Terrence Howard was the perfect actor for this movie. There were other good actors in this movie....

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By redyeah
This is a movie I can watch over and over again. One of the things I love about this movie are the people who surround Terrence Howard. He is genuwinely cared about and I feel a lot of movies lack a...

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Rated R | For sex and drug content, pervasive language and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids This movie is for adults only.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF