Hustle & Flow

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 149 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 149

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  1. AshN
    Jul 28, 2005
    3
    I found myself checking my watch constantly in this movie. There were so many parts that could have been cut out because they were completely irrelevant. Unlike Martin Luther's post, I wasn't offended by the vulgarity of "pimpin," I just found this movie to be very slow to bloom. The acting was mediocre, and the accents were annoying to me. The only thing that salvaged this I found myself checking my watch constantly in this movie. There were so many parts that could have been cut out because they were completely irrelevant. Unlike Martin Luther's post, I wasn't offended by the vulgarity of "pimpin," I just found this movie to be very slow to bloom. The acting was mediocre, and the accents were annoying to me. The only thing that salvaged this movie was the slight action scene near the end, and the great sound trac. I assume the reason people scored this well is mainly due in part to the lack of movies like this, or they're just huge fans of the hip hop culture. I scored this a 3 only because I felt there were a few movies out there with poor production quality and even more horrible scripts that deserved the lower ranking slots. Expand
  2. rjh
    Jul 11, 2005
    1
    What a waste of time.
  3. SunnyS.
    Jul 22, 2005
    0
    A movie set in Memphis without mention of the Blues?! Just another hip hop mtv trash film white washing peoples heritage.
  4. IshaP
    Aug 1, 2005
    0
    I dont think that I can say this enough... WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR CULTURE!! I cannot believe that people are taking this movie serious. Not only do I think that it plays on such an ignorant part of the African-American community i.e (pimps and tricks) but what we consider to be an astounding movie is TOTALLY ignorant! The lyrics were thoughtless, disrespectful and just flat out meaningless. I dont think that I can say this enough... WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR CULTURE!! I cannot believe that people are taking this movie serious. Not only do I think that it plays on such an ignorant part of the African-American community i.e (pimps and tricks) but what we consider to be an astounding movie is TOTALLY ignorant! The lyrics were thoughtless, disrespectful and just flat out meaningless. And what was the point of having church people be producers of such violent and vulgar lyrics? Terrance Howard that just finished doing CRASH was an astounding role and undeniably great film. For him to stoop to this level and carry the torch to represent his culture this way, after Jamir Foxx has proved that we are Academy potential actors, makes him highly unfavorable. This movie is sick and disgusting, the acting is poor and EVERYONE sold themselves and everyone that is connected to them SHORT! I am totally disappointed!! Expand
  5. MartinLutherC.
    Jul 25, 2005
    0
    It's absolutely tragic that American culture has to be destroyed and mongrelized by a section of our society that should have remained in the dark cuty shadows, instead of on movie screens. The very idea that the term "Pimp" has become some kind of romanticized term, instead of the bottom of the gutter slug-like sub-humans that take advantage of women and not only sell them into It's absolutely tragic that American culture has to be destroyed and mongrelized by a section of our society that should have remained in the dark cuty shadows, instead of on movie screens. The very idea that the term "Pimp" has become some kind of romanticized term, instead of the bottom of the gutter slug-like sub-humans that take advantage of women and not only sell them into sexual slavery, but steal the money that these women earn from their tragic "occupation". I, for one, cannot wait until this pathetic concept known as "Pimpin'" and every brainless clone that follows this senseless and absolutely reprehensible ideolgy is laughed at in the same way that we mock 70's disco or all the cheesey pop that came in the 80's. Both of those decades will soon be looked at as much more valuable and much less destructive to this country than the "Hip Hop Culture" has become. This movie could be the "Citizen Kane" of Hip Hop movies and it would still be absolute swill. Any generation that chooses to listen to this type of absolute garbage DESERVES WHAT IT GETS. Expand
  6. Spongeee
    Sep 22, 2005
    1
    Wow!!! This was such a horrible movie. Maybe it wouldnt be so bad if it wasnt over hyped by MTV. But this is a cookie cutter, made for the white folks movie about black people. Every aspect is bad about this film, esp the writting. Thank goodness I waited to watch it at the $1 theater.
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 70
    Ends with a burst of movie-ish mayhem, and then a burst of sentiment, but when Brewer, Howard, and Ludacris stick to the bitter texture of South Memphis failure and success they produce a modest regional portrait that could become a classic of its kind.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    Howard redeems this lumpy fantasy. Soft-spoken and mysterious, he presides over the movie with a dangerous, feline grace.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Director Craig Brewer has given his second feature film a vibrant pulse amplified by an outstanding cast led by Terrence Howard.