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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

American Hustle is about life as a performance, the ways in which we perceive ourselves and wish to be perceived by others.

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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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Jordan Raup
The Film Stage

If only this set of memorable characters were serving a story that didn't feel half-rate.

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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.

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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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

A movie as smart as 'American Hustle' knows that those tactile pleasures only matter if they're attached to some kind of emotional resonance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
There are some genuinely funny and well written parts and all the actors are delivering the goods, yet I couldn't help but feel this could have been… 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
Carlos Magalhães
A deliciously stylish and hilarious con movie with a clever script and a fabulous gallery of intriguing characters, even if always one step back from crossing… 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
Film Crazy
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
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