Movie Mondays: The Hustler

This week’s Movie Monday link-out is my PokerTube review of The Hustler, one of my favourite movies of all time, a strong contender for my personal top ten.

Charlie Burns: Quiet.

Fast Eddie: Yeah, like a church. Church of the Good Hustle.

Charlie Burns: Looks more like a morgue to me. Those tables are the slabs they lay the stiffs on.

The lines are spoken early on in the movie and set the tone for what is to come. Take the Wittertainment view that Jaws is not really about a shark, then The Hustler is not really about pool. Ostensibly about a small time hustler taking on the best in the game for his first big score, the movie is far more about the almost religious nature of things done well for their own sake…”

My full PokerTube review can be found here. You can also read a much better review of the movie by Roger Ebert here.

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