"The home-recording sequences in HUSTLE & FLOW are funky, rowdy, and indelible. Brewer gives us the pleasure of watching characters create music from the ground up, beat by beat, take by take."
"It's certainly live, with fine performances and a strong soundtrack..."
New York Times
"Things go brutally wrong for DJay but hauntingly right for Brewer and Howard, who create explosive entertainment."
"[T]he vibrant details of setting and characterization freshen the journey."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"The best thing HUSTLE & FLOW has going for it is Terrence Howard's powerful performance.The urban setting is grittily real. We can almost feel the sticky heat..."USA Today
"HUSTLE & FLOW transcends its gangsterfied origins to become an unexpected contemplation on the transformative power of art."
Sight and Sound
Included in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Films Of The Year -- "[A] gritty, lived-in, up-from-the-streets fable, as compulsively watchable as SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER or EIGHT MILE..."