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Hustle & Flow

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Time Out says

Sympathy for the pimp is a problematic basis for a movie, but not an impossible one; the trouble with ‘Hustle & Flow’ is it backs up its lead character’s exploitative self-absorption rather than challenging it. Howard is Memphis hustler DJay, fending off a midlife crisis by taking a shot at a hip-hop career. It’s a powerful performance, the music isn’t bad and there’s a convincingly shabby feel to the impoverished Southern locale. But the plot is formulaic and the action conforms to DJay’s meretricious world-view, right up to a finale that revels in a gansta’s fantasy of credibility.
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Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 11 November 2005
  • Duration:116 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Craig Brewer
  • Screenwriter:Craig Brewer
  • Cast:
    • Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges
    • Anthony Anderson
    • DJ Qualls
    • Paula Jai Parker
    • Elise Neal
    • Taraji P Henson
    • Terrence Howard
    • Taryn Manning
    • Isaac Hayes
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