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About the Movie
DJay is a Memphis hustler who spends most days in a parked Chevy philosophizing about life while Nola (Taryn Manning), turn tricks in the backseat. He's not very good at pimping, but he can hustle almost anything or anyone and makes enough to keep himself and three girls satisfied and housed in his shotgun home. DJay however is in the midst of a midlife crisis; he quietly harbors dreams of becoming a respected rapper. When he learns from a local club owner, Arnel (Isaac Hayes), that rap mogul Skinny Black (Ludacris), is rolling through town, DJay decides to record his flow with the hopes of slipping his demo to Skinny. With little help from his friends and "family" DJay sets in motion the hustle of his life, and galvanizes the lives of those around him as they learn that "Everybody's gotta have a dream."
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 157
- Fresh: 129
- Rotten: 28
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Hustle & Flow suspends you in its spell of mood, of feeling, of climate. It's a pop picture that finds its richness in peeling down to the essentials of good storytelling.
Fresh: Howard redeems this lumpy fantasy. Soft-spoken and mysterious, he presides over the movie with a dangerous, feline grace.
Fresh: So much love went into Hustle & Flow that it almost glows with it.
Rotten: Hustle & Flow promises gritty street drama but delivers Pretty Woman with crunk instead of Roxette.
Wow,,,, Terrence Howard owns this movie from the opening scene!! Not A fan of "urban Movies" but this was really well done. Plus "hard out here for a pimp" totally deserved the OSCAR!!
This movie was genius. A great soundtrack, a detailed and heartbreaking plot, and 3-D characters. Hard out here, indeed.
Best movie of 2005!
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