Reviews

Oct 1, 2021
Depending on who you speak to, this film is either ruthlessly entertaining, or heinously stupid, and given David O'Russell's reputation, I'm personally inclined to say the latter.
Sep 17, 2021
An embarrassment of riches.
Jul 2, 2021
It's just kind of incoherent, sloppy - skittish and kind of lacking the propulsive spirit the zooming camera's begging for. Scorsese wrung out, hung to dry.
Mar 30, 2021
A dazzling, ensemble piece boasting nuanced performances from Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremey Renner...
Feb 1, 2021
An entertainingly audacious movie that will doubtless be compared to The Wolf of Wall Street because of the similarity in tone and themes, but this time around David O. Russell has almost out-Scorsese'd Scorsese.
Jan 31, 2021
American Hustle is a film made from the same cloth as great movies of the past.
Dec 3, 2020
The running time is overbearing, with circuitous plotting that can't help but borrow its convoluted intricacies, mismatched joviality, and big reveal from other films.
Sep 2, 2020
Amy Adams seems to revel in the opportunity to play something other than a true girl next door.
Aug 13, 2020
In general, unfortunately, Russell's films at this point do not go beyond wishing people-and American society-well...
Jul 28, 2020
I'd be just as entertained watching these people move along their normal daily lives - whatever scheme they're a part of is really just icing on the cake.
Jul 16, 2020
American Hustle was more style over actual substance.
Jun 29, 2020
American Hustle isn't necessarily about a con game so much as it's about the morality behind the game. Who's right and who's wrong in a situation like this?
Jun 25, 2020
With American Hustle, O. Russell proves once again that he is one of the best American directors of recent times. [Full review in Spanish]
Feb 13, 2020
AMERICAN HUSTLE is light, but succeeds in entertaining with its plotting back-and-forths and slightly ridiculous characters.
Nov 26, 2019
The story stumbles ever so slight but it is ultimately fun, brilliantly acted and incredibly stylish.
Nov 21, 2019
It feels like an interesting exercise, a chance for Russell and his cast to dress up and have fun now that none of them really have nothing left to prove.
Aug 29, 2019
A slickly paced con game that's so frenetically enjoyable, it'll fool you into believing it's even more substantial than it really is.
Jul 31, 2019
A movie that leaves you agog with the acting prowess displayed therein.
Jun 8, 2019
It does sometimes feel as if you are handling counterfeit Scorsese goods but when American Hustle is great, it's really great.
Apr 9, 2019
American Hustle is the kind of film that just sizzles on the screen. With a first-rate cast, crisp dialogue and another solid directing effort by David O. Russell, this is a film that enters the fray as an Oscar contender.