American Hustle

American Hustle

By David O. Russell

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2013-12-20
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 18min
  • Director: David O. Russell
  • Production Company: Annapurna Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
6.8/10
6.8
From 4,314 Ratings

Description

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock America, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook ), American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

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  • American Hustle

    5
    By Miss Marys Mom
    this film is a classic and every detail is perfection. One of my all time favorites and it just get better and better!
  • Spanish

    5
    By Ritoloco
    Put the tracking in Spanish
  • Excellent

    5
    By dr lisa: not bad for a girl
    Fabulous movie, great characters, acting, great shots & soundtrack. Irv's character is really something, fat, confident, excellent taste+ his whole hair thing. Irv's problem is he doesnt want to loose anything so he ends up doing the worst thing & it really kills me (& him) that he does it. But he still does it. It breaks your heart for the Jeremy character who is so likeable. Irv and Sydney are great cons, Syd, just got a bit too greedy...so the trouble begins. Richie, played by Bradley, is a greedy narsissistic FBI guy agent who laughs his way into fumble, which is sweet. Rosalyn, a manipulative wife, is a great character filled with passionate emotions that affect everything. I loved this film and have seen it at least 6 times and will see more.
  • A Haiku Review

    3
    By Haiku Review
    Goodfellas narration Becomes Lebowski hijinks I forget how it ends
  • Steadily paced with a good ending

    3
    By bionic_boy
    Its a well made movie with some great actors and performances. It just doesn't spark completely though. The ending was good and it's worth watching but only as your 2nd choice movie. the overall rating of 3.5 stars is very fair.
  • Great movie

    5
    By Rambo8649
    I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Great cast, acting, writing, directing, etc. Great flick. Rotten Tomatoes got this one right.
  • Superb

    5
    By 1234567891098765432156837
    You'll either love it or you'll hate it . . . I loved it
  • Bad

    1
    By Dantefuller2530
    This movie is really boring and dull . Don't buy . I repeat don't buy it is hot garbage
  • TAKE THIS LITTLE HUSTLE SOMEPLACE ELSE

    2
    By JoeCoolRunnings
    When this was in theatres, I was not the least bit interested. Especially due to the false and flashy emphasis on today's big shots. Then I tuned in to see what all the fuss was about. Ultimately, AMERICAN HUSTLE really wasn't worth much fuss at all. Whatever David O. Russell was getting at working with the same people again--Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro (in an uncredited role)--he failed miserably. Reality check, Mr. Russell: Don't work with the same people--or with people, period--unless they have what the story requires to come to convincing, and convicting, life. Besides, star power is NOT going to cut it. [An improvement over Nolan's "Dark Knight" series for Christian Bale. But not good enough.] Second, this is supposed to be a period piece. Yet, the time is unknown. I'm sure I heard it was set in the seventies (1970s) when I saw it; but it looks like the fifties (1950s). What kind of time-twister is this? Besides, it is not enough to look or sound like the period; it has to FEEL like the period in question. Locations, characters, designs, and more. How can this be a nominee, many ask? Well, call it a hustle by 2K10 Hollywood, and the mainstream film industry as a whole. Trailers, TV spots, and others feed us a bunch of lies. All in all, I can't and won't say I'm proud of this film--no matter who's in it. Nor do I recommend it to anyone. Any and all in Movieland who do, take this little hustle someplace else.
  • YAWN

    2
    By jroman1090
    I had really high expectations for this movie, especially after "Silver Linings Playbook". However, this movie had some really good scenes, but the final product overall really wasn't very cohesive. I will save you 2.5 hours and tell you you can skip this movie.

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