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Hustle & Flow
The music will inspire them. The dream will unite them. This summer get crunk.
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Terrence Howard says mayne a lot, doesn't he?
Energetic, surprisingly occasionally even touching and inspiring, complex, andthoroughly compelling "Hustle & Flow" is definitely an engaging character study with an incredible career best performance from Terrence Howard, great music, and a terrific supporting cast.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Aw shit, I don't even know where to start, man. Fo' real.
"There are two types of people: those that talk the talk and those that walk the walk. People who walk the walk sometimes talk the talk but most times they don't talk at all, 'cause they walkin'. Now, people who talk the talk, when it comes time for them to walk the walk, you know what they do? They talk people like me into walkin' for them."
Walk the walk, and talk the talk. That's what it's all about.
Damn, this whole thing just went ahead and knocked me off my feet. I can't explain it, I'm just incredibly overwhelmed right now. But in a good way. The…
I am on the fence here. There's a lot going on in this film that I liked, including the sprawling, sweaty look at the recording/artistic process of recording the songs that dominates the film. The film's central conflict for over half its running time is simply getting a song recorded. There's no guarantee of success implied (at first). There are hints along the way that this will open a better way for the characters involved, but the film isn't a Cinderella story.
What I wanted, though, was for Nola (great name) and Shug to kick Djay's ass out, record their own songs, and, I dunno, become successful on their own. Instead, their implied rise out of prostitution comes on his…
"Hard out here for a pimp", indeed.
Craig Brewer directs Terrence Howard in a film about the hardships of becoming an artist and the sacrifices that are made to get to that spot. DJay knows this better than anyone else. The decisions that are made in order for him to be the next big music icon both affect him and everyone around him.
But those sacrifices do not go in vain, as DJay creates music (with help from his friends and hoes) that emerges from his heart and soul, creating some very memorable music (especially the Oscar nominated "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp") that he hopes is recognized, particularly from a rapper who he idolizes on television.
I think this is the first time I've watched it since I saw it in the theatre back in 2005, and I think I enjoyed it even more this time.
I've yet to see director Craig Brewer's FOOTLOOSE remake, but if it's even remotely like this powerful, gritty "New South" semi-masterpiece and the similarly great, deeply undervalued BLACK SNAKE MOAN, it's gotta be better than it sounds.
Terrence Howard is mesmerizing as Djay, a low-rent pimp with a pitifully small stable of three "tricks," one of which is...um...on maternity leave. Itching to move on to greener pastures, he begins to nurture a long dormant dream to pursue a career in music, with the help of an old school friend (Anthony…
To quote film critic Wesley Morris on 2015's DOPE, HUSTLE & FLOW is, in this reviewers opinion, "black shit white people like." It is still certainly not by any means a bad film, delivering top notch melodrama, but it's just one that seemed to be a bit overrated.
each character had a place. each character threw down lines that needed to be said. each character cast thoughtfully. 2nd viewing as significant as the first.
"every man has the right, the goddamn right, to contribute a verse."
Misogynist rap. CHECK! Dumb gangster culture. CHECK! I suspected from picking it up that this was another Antichrist like ha ha PUNK'D moment, however if the misogyny had fucked right off then I would have given it another star. Not complete rubbish!
I get around, inserting words like 'piiiuummp' and 'mayne' into my everyday vocabulary. Unfortunately, I'm a white, middle aged Australian so it comes across to some people as forced. Fuck those people, mayne.
No me ha convencido para nada, una historia plana, unos personajes superficiales, una fotografía demasiada granulada, en fin, sin factor X.
A pimp and dealer (Terrence Howard) decides to make a career in music. The character he played was deeply unpleasant as was the film.
Saw this film by chance years ago when it first came out and immediately fell in love with it. Such energy and momentum. The performances are all excellent and, while I can't speak to this first hand, the film has a smack of authenticity to it. It's like Rocky for the hip hop era.
The ending of this film really lets it down. The go big or go home didn't fit into the mood of what the rest of the story laid down. That being said, the rest of the story was fantastic. Flowed with the spirit of New Hollywood at its finest.
Ten years in and it still hits as hard as when it came to theates.
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