Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Hustler (1961)*****Blu-ray

The Hustler is a splendidly constructed entertainment, with each frame attesting to high levels of craft in every phase of its production. Helmed by Robert Rossen, a talented writer/director of hardnosed dramas, this is at heart a sports movie that somehow manages to avoid the genre’s clichéd baggage.

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