American Hustle Reviews

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January 8, 2014
Save your admiration for the performances, especially Lawrence, who is now Hollywood's most important presence in front of the camera.
January 8, 2014
It turns out that comb-overs, cleavage, cocaine and kookiness are an unbeatable combo.
January 6, 2014
Fun, charming, but slight - and way too long and flabby in the girth for such slightness.
December 20, 2013
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.
December 20, 2013
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.
December 20, 2013
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.
July 31, 2019
A movie that leaves you agog with the acting prowess displayed therein.
June 8, 2019
It does sometimes feel as if you are handling counterfeit Scorsese goods but when American Hustle is great, it's really great.
April 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.
March 7, 2019
Both a beautifully orchestrated con artist thriller and a pulsating homage to seventies Hollywood, O. Russell plays fast and loose with a vaguely believable 'true story' narrative...
February 5, 2019
I'd love to recommend it for everything it is, but I find myself arguing against it for many of those same reasons.
January 25, 2019
The con is on. Enjoy the game!
January 19, 2019
There's never a dull moment in American Hustle and the pieces all fit together. At the end, a lot of the people onscreen have been hustled, but the viewers are all richly rewarded.
December 2, 2018
Russell might have been better served playing against the material somewhat - to draw out its darker, more discursive commentary on the American Dream circa-the late '70s.
November 16, 2018
A 1970s con artist jam that runs in equal measures thrilling and tedious, David O. Russell's American Hustle fails at greatness but lands squarely at good.
November 3, 2018
The movie is great. It is interesting without being heavy, smart without being pretentious and entertaining without being solicitous.
November 1, 2018
It doesn't matter how much of the story is true because the film is the real deal.
October 21, 2018
David O. Russell follows The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook with the third entry in his "reinvention" trilogy, a film which is getting as much gold and silver on the mantelpiece this award season as his previous two, but less deservedly so.
August 30, 2018
The movie and most of its characters too often feel like caricatures, their energy pilfered from superior movies you've seen before.
August 21, 2018
As cons within cons press loyalties on every side, the film is less about political corruption than the deep longing of its characters to find a piece of solid ground, something they can stake a life on.
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