196 – The Hustler (1961)

pool montage

pool montage

Paul Newman stars as a young pool hustler.Him and an older buck work various pool halls and tables while on the road.Living the good life.Newman wants to play a pro called Fats for big money.But when he’s about $16,000 in the green he get drunk and tired and loses,big style.There’s another side to this film and that’s alcoholism.There maybe even another side,a triangle if you will,about the retardedness of women.Paul love interest is a nut bag,she reminds me of someone.This films not too bad and I’m not a misogynist or anything,quite the opposite,but the portrayal of Piper Lauries character really pissed me off.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.7
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  AL-RIGHT.HARD TO KNOW WHEN HE’S ACTING FOR THE HUSTLE OR ACTUALLY LOSING.

 

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