Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Stole so many details from the earlier film, "The Hustler," that you have to think of it as either a bad parody or an unfortunate homage.
  2. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    38
    If the art of a true hustler is, as Joe puts it, "beating a man out of his money and making him like it," Callahan blows it big-time with any mark who shells out to see his film.
  3. 30
    Callahan's feature debut is a one-way ticket to Palookaville.
  4. Plays out like a variation on an old design dictum: If you can't make it good, make it big.
  5. 10
    Looks like a cheap polyester suit, an entirely synthetic composite of scenes from other movies.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ng
    0
    A movie that, in its unconditional embrace of an all-male subculture, amounts to little more than a rote circle jerk.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. GlennM.
    Mar 25, 2006
    10
    Awsome film about hustling, wasn't meant to win an academy award and is exactly what you'd be looking for if you or buy it.
  2. Sebastian
    Jan 8, 2006
    10
    Nice film :)