• R, 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    David O. Russell
    In Theaters:
    Dec 20, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 18, 2014
  • Sony Pictures


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American Hustle Reviews

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Ray Pride

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.

Full Review Source: Newcity

April 7, 2014
David Keyes

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.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 4/4

March 5, 2014
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Pode até ser uma espécie de Os Bons Companheiros versão light, mas não deixa de ser incrivelmente divertido.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2014
Kate Stables
Sight and Sound

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.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

February 6, 2014
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Look, I think this is a fabulous film.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 6, 2014
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

One of the films of the year for me.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 6, 2014
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A fun, energetic caper that tries hard to make you love its characters, but mostly fails to succeed..

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 3, 2014
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Definitely an actor's film, with some great moments and terrific performances within an uneven story backed by a killer 70's soundtrack.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

January 31, 2014
Simon Weaving

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.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 4/5

January 22, 2014
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

What could have been a trifling little caper movie becomes, in the hands of Russell and his superb cast, a rich, character-driven film of humor, drama and surprising warmth.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: A-

January 16, 2014
Rebecca Murray

David O. Russell's American Hustle is slick, surprisingly funny, and actually makes the horrendous styles of the 1970s look kind of appealing.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: A

January 14, 2014
Dan Jardine

Russell's world view is essentially optimistic and romantic

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 86/100

January 12, 2014
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer

Spearheaded by enormously charismatic actors and a script's verbal wit that overrides its untidiness.

Full Review Source: Impulse Gamer | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 8, 2014
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 8, 2014
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It turns out that comb-overs, cleavage, cocaine and kookiness are an unbeatable combo.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 5/5

January 8, 2014
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

'American Hustle' is smart, sophisticated and slick. Director David O. Russell has been nominated for the Academy Award for both last year's 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'The Fighter,' and he's bound to earn at least a nod again this year.

Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 4/4

January 7, 2014
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

One of the ten best films of 2013.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: A-

January 7, 2014
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

It's like a pastiche of a '70's Sidney Lumet picture: well made, well performed but lacking the bite and shrewd intelligence of the older movies it reminds you of. In this way it's a better movie about modern American filmmaking than the era it recreates.

Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray

January 7, 2014
Kam Williams
Baret News

Another memorable masterpiece cleverly crafted by the oh so talented David O!

Full Review Source: Baret News | Original Score: 4/4

January 7, 2014
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

To understand the breadth of disco-era deception laid out in American Hustle, understand that the most honest character in the movie is a politician. Not entirely honorable but compared with the swindle sharks circling, he's Jimmy Carter on Sundays.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: A

January 6, 2014
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