Despite her standing as a world famous pop diva, it's safe to say Jennifer Lopez hasn't scored many critical hits as far as movies are concerned. For every Out of Sight, there's a Wedding Planner, let's not forget – but the tide may have just turned in her favour.
Lopez has brought the house down at the Toronto Film Festival with her new movie, Hustlers. Pitched as a Martin Scorsese-esque immersion in corruption and crime, this is the story of a group of strippers who work together to fleece their wealthy Wall Street clients.
Lopez plays the brassy Ramona, a character who, critics agree, walks away with the movie lock, stock and barrel. The film has garnered five stars from Empire and currently stands at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, summarised as follows: "Led by a commanding performance from Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers is a uniquely empowering heist drama with depth and intelligence to match its striking visual appeal."
The movie is released in Cineworld on 13th September so check out these new clips to get a sense of Lopez's performance. Will there potentially be Oscar nominations into the bargain?
Hustlers is released on 13th September in Cineworld.