Hustle 5.06 (2009, TV) – 7/10 review

Cast / crew
Adrian Lester: Mickey Stone
Robert Glenister: Ash Morgan
Matt Di Angelo: Sean Kennedy
Kelly Adams: Emma Kennedy
Robert Vaughn: Albert Stroller
Writer: Tony Jordan
Writer (Series’ Creator): Tony Jordan
Producer: Kerry Appleyard
Director: Martin Hutchings
Adam James: Carlton Wood
Tom Goodman-Hill: Alfie Baron
Writer (Original Idea): Bharat Nalluri

Hustle 5.06 Series 5 Episode 6 of 6 (2009)

After being taken for £500,000 (in episode 5.02) Carlton Wood targets his intellect, and ego, on getting revenge on Mickey Stone and his team of grifters by conning them out of £1,000,000.

7/10

This is a fun crime caper where the audience is sure Mickey Stone is one step ahead, surely, but are never quite sure. Adam James fun ogre from episode two is welcomed back to try and extract a little vengeance and a million pounds from the hustlers. Tom Goodman Hill supplies an entertaining dim toff while Adrian Lester and Robert Vaughn dispense philosophy justifying their profession with, respectively, “It’s never about the money. It’s about the game,” and “Hustling is the aristocracy of crime.” Morally dubious, unquestionably, but it’s episodes like this that keep the audience firmly on the side of our anti-heroes and this has, overall, been a good season for the slick grifters.

This Hustle episode contains mild swear words, bad language.

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