Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 75
    The show has loads of energy and charm, which is a necessity for a series whose storylines are not only implausible but, at times, not even remotely believable.
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    80
    Has the sharpness of the recent remakes of "Italian Job" and "Ocean's Eleven."
  3. Reviewed by: Chip Crews
    80
    Stylish, intricate and entertaining.
  4. Once you get past the relatively stiff opening episode and everyone relaxes and starts having fun, "Hustle" is an undemanding good time that manages to rack your nerves even when you know better.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    70
    It's all delightfully phony, but will win your faith on charm and panache.
  6. This is a show that has to be watched with full attention since it unfolds so quickly through endless twists and turns.
  7. 70
    It's a fluffy hour of flimflam, spun with silk and told with a wink.
  8. Reviewed by: Marilyn Moss
    70
    This is good fun -- not necessarily substantial, but fun nonetheless.
  9. 60
    [A] pleasantly distracting drama.
  10. Its hipster appeal feels a bit too calculated for my tastes, even though the cast, headed be Robert Vaughn, is undeniably appealing.
  11. It's an entertaining hour sure to appeal to fans of A&E's equally fast-paced British import "MI-5."
  12. Hustle... does have style. [13 Jan 2006, p.72]
  13. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    This is the sort of classy entertainment we used to find on A&E before that channel got bit by the reality bug.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. SusanL.
    Mar 1, 2008
    10
    Fun capers, fun cons. Watch for the shows with Adrian Lester. The 4th season does miss him.
  2. AliceM.
    Jan 2, 2008
    9
    Hope Hustle is returning!
  3. RicardoP.
    Nov 7, 2007
    8
    The show is still great, but Adrian Lester had a real mysterious facet that is now missing. Hope he comes back.