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Generation Hustle

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Glossy portrayal of con artists highlights greed, betrayal.

TV Max Drama 2021
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Compelling, creepy, and all too real, this documentary series spotlights moral slipperiness. In Generation Hustle, elaborate scams are outlined in their twisted glory. The effect is jaw-dropping at times. "If only they used this genius for good," is a mantra that's repeated throughout the series. And it's hard to look away once the victims begin to explain how the cons affected them. Stripped of their dignity, people are put in dangerous situations in foreign lands. Families are torn apart. And the sociopaths behind it all aren't phased.

At what point is the attention this show is paying to the cons playing into the mastermind's plan? Is this series helping the viewer understand? Or giving more power to people who will do anything to gain it? It's compelling stuff, because villainy is seductive, and this series ultimately capitalizes on that draw.

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