American Hustle
American Hustle (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 20, 2013
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2014
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Riotously funny and impeccably cast, American Hustle compensates for its flaws with unbridled energy and some of David O. Russell's most irrepressibly vibrant direction.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Save your admiration for the performances, especially Lawrence, who is now Hollywood's most important presence in front of the camera.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

If American Hustle has anything real to say, it's some minor bromide about greed and corruption. Ultimately, like its central characters, it's is all about 'tude; of that, it's got a ton.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It turns out that comb-overs, cleavage, cocaine and kookiness are an unbeatable combo.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Michael Atkinson
In These Times

There's not a lot of takeaway from American Hustle, but that's Russell's personality-he's got a great appetite for verve and foolhardy spectacle, rather than reverb and real-life substance.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

The source of this movie's galvanizing intrigue is that the characters remain in play -- they never settle into place

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J. Olson

Full of agreeable performances and a few "aha" moments that most filmmakers would kill for, but it never comes together in any meaningful way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
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Long winded and overrated! Lawrence however is a force to be reckoned with, stealing each scene she was in! Adams english accent with no bra throughout also… More
xGary Xx
A pair of con artists are blackmailed into helping the FBI entrap corrupt politicians or face jail. David O. Russell's long con comedy drama was very well… More
Carlos Magalhes
A deliciously stylish and hilarious con movie with a clever script and a fabulous gallery of some quite intriguing characters, yet it barely avoids crossing the… More
familiar stranger
"Some of this actually happened" set the stage up for me to give it a go. And it wasn't half as disappointing as I'd feared. Some of the… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
All the makings of a modern classic, American Hustle may feel over-long and drawn out, but the performances of the four main actors are too good to pass up. Amy… More
Kevin M. Williams
David O. Russell revisits a political blip from the 1970's and immortalizes it with this strong ensemble tour de force wherein the politics are the least… More