Jennifer Lopez is great at a lot of things. She can sing, dance, she’s a savvy businesswoman, but acting has never been her strongest talent. She’s not a BAD actress. It’s not like Michael Jordan trying to play baseball, but still…it’s not what she’s known for.
That could be changing soon though, thanks to her performance in the upcoming film, Hustlers. The movie debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival this past week, and it’s receiving great reviews.
It currently sits at a comfortable 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and most critics believe Lopez gave the performance of her career.
The Hollywood Reporter writes…
In short, and obviously depending upon what other films emerge this season, I feel good about Lopez’s prospects — she would be only the fifth Latina lead actress Oscar nominee — and wouldn’t rule out a screenplay or even a picture nom, either, given how much the Academy and society has changed over the last few years.
Critics say Lopez carries this film, which is saying a lot because it has a ridiculously talented cast.
Hustlers will hit theaters this weekend, so go check it out for yourself. Does Lopez deserve an Oscar nom?[mashshare]