American Hustle
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A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, 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.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

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"Save your admiration for the performances, especially Lawrence, who is now Hollywood's most important presence in front of the camera."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Ambitious even as it studies, exploits and explodes ambition, "American Hustle" is as good as any American film this year. It's also a lot of fun. Don't miss it."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Amy Adams is spectacular, febrile, dramatic, comic, sharp, sarcastic and magnificent to look upon, especially her soaring laughter in an explosive comic-sexual scene set in a nightclub ladies' room stall."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Like the Abscam con, the film is a convincing confection, so well played that we don't care if it's the real deal or not."
‑ Kate Stables, Sight and Sound
"A fun, energetic caper that tries hard to make you love its characters, but mostly fails to succeed.."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"It turns out that comb-overs, cleavage, cocaine and kookiness are an unbeatable combo."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"American Hustle is a movie built on that cornerstone of the American Dream, reinvention. If you're not happy with who you are, or who people think you are, then go ahead and become somebody else. Anything to survive - and thrive."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"To call the end result an absolute triumph would undercut more apropos labels; it seeks to be one of the best films of the year, and transcends that goal."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"Look, I think this is a fabulous film."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Definitely an actor's film, with some great moments and terrific performances within an uneven story backed by a killer 70's soundtrack."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Director David O. Russell and co-writer Eric Warren Singer grab hold of the FBI's long-time Abscam sting (conducted in the late '70s into 1980) as their kernel of truth, then Jiffy Pop it like mad."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"It's one of the year's cleverest films, and also one of the best."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Pode até ser uma espécie de Os Bons Companheiros versão light, mas não deixa de ser incrivelmente divertido."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"One of the films of the year for me."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"Wide characters, deep storytelling, bad hair and a great 1970s soundtrack fill this stylishly seductive comedy about small time con artists working their way up the food chain."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
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