The Hustler

The Hustler

Robert Rossen

Genre: Drama
Released: 1961-01-01
Rated: PG
Length: 2h 14min
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7.6/10
7.6
From 245 Ratings

Paul Newman heads a superb cast featuring Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott and Piper Laurie in the riveting film that received an Academy Award® nomination as Best Picture of 1961 and brought all four of its Oscar® nominations. Newman (Best Actor nominee) is electrifying as "Fast" Eddie Felson, an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats (Gleason, Supporting Actor nominee), who's backed by Bert Gordon (Scott, Supporting Actor nominee), a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ, but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman (Laurie, Best Actress nominee) could turn Eddie's life around, but he won't rest until he beats Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he must pay. Voted one of the year's ten best by "The New York Times" and "Time," and distinguished by 2 Academy Awards- Cinematography, Art Direction-Set Decoration (B&W), The Hustler


  • Great, Great , Great movie

    5
    By Mega great
    One of the bests

  • Don't think, just buy!

    5
    By IzziNinja
    Paul Newman, pool, and fantastic characters! I'm bought this movie even though I never knew about it until five minutes ago.

  • A cinematic masterpiece.

    5
    By ngn1
    An American classic. Arguably one of Rossen's finest works. Newman, Gleason, Scott, and Laurie give riveting portrayals of the true cost of winning and losing.