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American Hustle Reviews

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November 17, 2017
American Hustle amuses with irony, music and wit. It tantalizes with danger but doesn't get violent. Its sexiness - there's grinding in washrooms, on tables and laps - is electric and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2017
... it's fun to watch and this group of very talented actors (Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence) are all on top of their game.
September 6, 2017
It's enjoyable and fun to watch, but just barely touches the surface of its own narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 6, 2017
It's a sly film that slips through your fingers, leaving the glitter of great performances, but one you'll be hustling to watch again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2017
American Hustle slides with such grace through its intrigues, slipping in so many diverting props and devices and walk-ons that you may start to feel you're being hustled by the film itself. . .
August 17, 2017
There is plenty of "Hey, look at me, Ma! I'm acting here!" But despite the swagger on display, the film's ample style has a reason and purpose behind it, and dare we say, even a morality.
August 8, 2017
American Hustle has its flaws, major and minor, but it's very entertaining and contains some great performances, especially by the female cast members.
July 11, 2017
One of the many pleasures of David O. Russell's American Hustle, a fizzy late-seventies cocktail of comedy, romance, and caper pic, is that Bale finally seems to be having a ball.
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
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-
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.
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
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.
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
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
April 23, 2015
Pure, raw energy.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 6, 2015
Few are the films that can be described as profoundly artistic and deliriously entertaining, substantial and soufflé-like. Noble, and screwy.
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.
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
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.
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