Geek Film Review Vol. 5 No. 5: Hustle

Former NBA player Juancho Hernangomez stars in this drama movie featuring Adam Sandler

A basketball scout discovers an extraordinary player abroad. Flying home back to the U.S., their journey together to the NBA draft will not be easy. Can a man with no basketball experience make it to the game’s top league?

This LeBron James-produced movie is a surprise. Former NBA player Juancho Hernangomez (Utah Jazz let him go in June 2022) stars alongside Adam Sandler in this sports drama movie. The star-studded movie (Queen Latifah, Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, Dirk Nowitzki, and Luka Doncic-special mention) has a usual plot. Sandler plays Stanley Sugerman, an international scout for the Philadelphia 76ers. He wanted to remain home and quit traveling. So he decided to find a player for the team who would finally convince the new owner to make him an assistant coach.

Enter Hernangomez who plays the incredibly talented Spanish player Bo Cruz. The way they met was funny with Sugerman’s dismal Spanish, making him look like a pervert. Then there’s Dirk Nowitzki on Facetime denying that he knew him.  

“Hustle” has the typical story arc. The lead character finds a star, and there are a lot of irritating challenges thrown their way, but in the end, they will triumph in this dramatic fashion. What makes this movie surprisingly good is the acting of the cast which gave heart to the entire story. For basketball fans, “Hustle” is fun to watch, with a long array of former and recent NBA players appearing all throughout the duration of the movie.

Geek Rate

ares-512(Mortal worthy. 3 out of 5 stars). It’s a three-point shot for “Hustle” (sorry I have to write it). Sandler star in many basketball-themed movies, but this latest ball-themed movie of his did not disappoint. Also, let Hernangomez star in many more movies, with Doncic, please.

Photo 4-24-22, 11 22 59 PM (2)Reignell Francisco

I’m a content creator with passion for travel, history, football, and anything on TV. Visit my YouTube channel onelostgeek for my travel stories. Business inquiry: geekgodreview@yahoo.com

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