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: 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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John Anderson
America Magazine

Few are the films that can be described as profoundly artistic and deliriously entertaining, substantial and soufflé-like. Noble, and screwy.

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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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Mark Hughes

David O. Russell has made an amazing film here, filled with some of the most complicated, well-developed, and fascinating characters to grace the screen this year.

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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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Clayton Davis

It's confusing in tone, though very funny at times, especially coming from Cooper and Lawrence, but by the end, Russell feels he's warranted an emotional reaction from the audience when he's done anything but.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
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
Apeneck Fletcher
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
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
Nikhil Nandu
O. Russel's direction is an acquired taste at best, but American Hustle is an incredibly smart, funny, and old school crime film that keeps the audience… 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
Tony Gandía
An oddly uninteresting film. Characters in 70s costumes pulling off a historically-significant FBI sting should be more interesting. "American… More