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American Hustle Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
American Hustle is about life as a performance, the ways in which we perceive ourselves and wish to be perceived by others.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jordan Raup
The Film Stage
June 21, 2016
If only this set of memorable characters were serving a story that didn't feel half-rate.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jason Bailey
June 18, 2016
A movie as smart as 'American Hustle' knows that those tactile pleasures only matter if they're attached to some kind of emotional resonance.
Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups
April 18, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3 of 5
Michael Atkinson
In These Times
April 12, 2016
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.
J. Olson
April 8, 2016
Full of agreeable performances and a few "aha" moments that most filmmakers would kill for, but it never comes together in any meaningful way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 14, 2015
Vaults heedlessly between bedraggled comedy and serious-stakes scenes in which the director shuts off the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Stuckmann
April 23, 2015
Pure, raw energy.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
John Anderson
America Magazine
February 6, 2015
Few are the films that can be described as profoundly artistic and deliriously entertaining, substantial and soufflé-like. Noble, and screwy.
Mark Hughes
August 2, 2014
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.
Clayton Davis
July 28, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 28, 2014
An entertaining but bloated, starry, Grand Hotel-sized con artist caper that looks, sounds and feels like Scorsese without a smidgen of the electricity he effortlessly brings to his pictures.
Melissa Anderson
May 22, 2014
The movie's greatest strength [is] Russell's magnanimity toward his characters, an equable, never cloying embrace of their imperfections.
Colin Biggs
Movie Mezzanine
May 5, 2014
David O. Russell has a gift for the farce at work in American institutions, and in American Hustle he's created another instant classic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jason Best
Movie Talk
May 4, 2014
David O Russell's film fizzes with energy and wit, bowling along with a brio that matches the quick-wit and razzle-dazzle of its con artists.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 23, 2014
David O. Russell's '70s caper nearly out-Scorseses Scorsese. Rollicking fun stuffed into '70s wrapping paper.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ray Pride
April 7, 2014
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.
David Keyes
March 5, 2014
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 7, 2014
Pode até ser uma espécie de Os Bons Companheiros versão light, mas não deixa de ser incrivelmente divertido.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kate Stables
Sight and Sound
February 6, 2014
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.
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