American Hustle

American Hustle

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American Hustle

Writer/director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) gathers a squadron of A-list actors, including Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and comedian Louis C.K., for this '70s-set con-artist crime caper.

Brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) and his equally cunning partner Sydney (Adams) are forced to work for FBI agent Richie (Cooper), who pushes them into a world of the mafia and Jersey powerbrokers. Carmine (Renner) - a volatile, New Jersey political operator - is caught between the con-artists and Feds, while Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Lawrence) could be the one that brings their entire world crashing down...

Best Supporting Actress (Lawrence), Original Screenplay and Make-up and Hair, BAFTAs 2014; Best Film (Comedy or Musical), Actress (Adams) and Supporting Actress (Lawrence) at the 2014 Golden Globes
2013Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language138 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

A brilliant cast shines in David O. Russell's deliriously funny account of the notorious Abscam case.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Funny, sexy and stylish as hell, Russell's Scorsese homage lacks the zip of Marty's greatest work, but makes up for it with hilarious dialogue and a killer ensemble on top form.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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A dynamite crime comedy and identity meltdown that can rekindle one’s faith in movies.

5.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The ghost of Richard M. Nixon hovers in the air; everyone is a fake and everyone wears a mask...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Russell distils his own toxic kind of nitrous oxide and pipes it into the cinema.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An extremely entertaining, brilliantly acted, highly diverting film which - like all hustles - delivers less than it promises. Still, it's worth being taken for the ride.

4.0
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This cast (Bale, Cooper, Adams & Lawrence) always deliver. They seem to be the go to actors for writer director O'Russell. Almost as if he writes these movies for the actors. A minor cameo by DeNiro really ups the Mobster/Gangster 70's feel. All up a well scripted film that the actors worked well with. Bale has been amazing of late, Lawrence continues to...

4.0
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Okay shoot me down but I'm not so sure this lives up to the hype. Sure it's a fun ride with 70's cars and fashion but the story is nothing new and the plot twists are predictable at best. Jennifer Lawrence shines, Christian Bale does a great job as always, Amy Adams swans around in low-cut gowns and Bradley Cooper frankly looks out of his depth and is never...

3.0
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David O'Russel has given us the third masterpiece in the past four years. Great movie with great acting with Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) as a gifted small-time con man and Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) is his oft neglected wife.

5.0
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American Hustle is actually a really good film. It just may not dawn on you until afterwards. The story is a little complicated but once you emerse yourself in, you can't get out. If your looking for an action packed rumble from credits to credits, your in for a disappointment. If however you are partial to cleverly cinemagraphed films, with complicated...

3.0
0

I was very much looking forward to this, but couldn't get into it. While it picks up for an entertaining second half, the first part lags. Fun, but forgettable.

3.0
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David O. Russell's hugely entertaining 70's crime comedy American Hustle is packed with explosive style, energy and humour. David O. Russell reteams with the actors from his two previous films. Christian Bale and Amy Adams from The Fighter, and Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook. The rich characters are impeccably acted by the...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A brilliant cast shines in David O. Russell's deliriously funny account of the notorious Abscam case.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Funny, sexy and stylish as hell, Russell's Scorsese homage lacks the zip of Marty's greatest work, but makes up for it with hilarious dialogue and a killer ensemble on top form.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A dynamite crime comedy and identity meltdown that can rekindle one’s faith in movies.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The ghost of Richard M. Nixon hovers in the air; everyone is a fake and everyone wears a mask...

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Russell distils his own toxic kind of nitrous oxide and pipes it into the cinema.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An extremely entertaining, brilliantly acted, highly diverting film which - like all hustles - delivers less than it promises. Still, it's worth being taken for the ride.

4.0
0

This cast (Bale, Cooper, Adams & Lawrence) always deliver. They seem to be the go to actors for writer director O'Russell. Almost as if he writes these movies for the actors. A minor cameo by DeNiro really ups the Mobster/Gangster 70's feel. All up a well scripted film that the actors worked well with. Bale has been amazing of late, Lawrence continues to...

4.0
0

Okay shoot me down but I'm not so sure this lives up to the hype. Sure it's a fun ride with 70's cars and fashion but the story is nothing new and the plot twists are predictable at best. Jennifer Lawrence shines, Christian Bale does a great job as always, Amy Adams swans around in low-cut gowns and Bradley Cooper frankly looks out of his depth and is...

3.0
0

David O'Russel has given us the third masterpiece in the past four years. Great movie with great acting with Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) as a gifted small-time con man and Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) is his oft neglected wife.

5.0
0

American Hustle is actually a really good film. It just may not dawn on you until afterwards. The story is a little complicated but once you emerse yourself in, you can't get out. If your looking for an action packed rumble from credits to credits, your in for a disappointment. If however you are partial to cleverly cinemagraphed films, with...

3.0
0

I was very much looking forward to this, but couldn't get into it. While it picks up for an entertaining second half, the first part lags. Fun, but forgettable.

3.0
0

David O. Russell's hugely entertaining 70's crime comedy American Hustle is packed with explosive style, energy and humour. David O. Russell reteams with the actors from his two previous films. Christian Bale and Amy Adams from The Fighter, and Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook. The rich characters are impeccably acted by...

4.0
0