STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0
VERDICT – 3/5
1) The movie started as ‘Fast’ Eddie being a retired pool hustler finding a new talented kid Vincent. But as the movie progresses, the Mentor-Protégé relationship turns into a rivalry.
2) Martin Scorsese gave a proper closure to Eddie’s character.
3) The turning point of the movie is the scene with Amos [played by a young Forest Whitaker] hustling the hustler. It shows how humiliation can invoke dormant pride.
1) Just like it’s predecessor, The Hustler (1961), it’s a one time watch slow sports-drama.
Eddie Felson: Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.