A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.... (Full plot summary below)
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
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Salon.com - 10/10 by Andrew O'HehirA work of tremendous confidence and dazzling showmanship that may just be a delirious movie-as-drug-high or may, if you choose to read it this way, contain a level of commentary about the nature of America and the illusioneering of Hollywood.
RogerEbert.com - 10/10 by Christy LemireDavid O. Russell out-Scorseses Martin Scorsese with American Hustle, a '70s crime romp that's ridiculously entertaining in all the best ways.
San Francisco Chronicle - 10/10 by Mick LaSalleAmerican Hustle is David O. Russell's best film, one that finds him in that ideal zone of spontaneity and complete control.
New York Daily News - 10/10 by Joe NeumaierThere’s a great fever-dream quality to David O. Russell’s American Hustle that instantly reels you in.
Newcity - 10/10 by Ray PrideAmy 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.
Columbus Alive - 10/10 by Brad KeefeDavid O. Russell's '70s caper nearly out-Scorseses Scorsese. Rollicking fun stuffed into '70s wrapping paper.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10/10 by Joe WilliamsAs much as anything, the wildly entertaining ’70s flashback American Hustle is a triumph of style.
New York Magazine (Vulture) - 10/10 by David EdelsteinThe movie is a slot machine that never stops spitting quarters.
Wall Street Journal - 10/10 by Joe MorgensternHigh-energy comedy comes naturally to the filmmaker. He exults in free association, emotional riffs, in the craziness that underlies ostensibly rational behavior. The crosscurrents have crosscurrents in his films, but the current that carries everything along here is announced by the first strains of music from the screen: Duke Ellington's "Jeep's Blues," with one of the most exuberant passages in all of jazz. David O. Russell does buoyancy better than anyone.
Philadelphia Inquirer - 10/10 by Steven ReaBig hair. Big mouths. Big scams. Everything about American Hustle, David O. Russell's wild and woolly take on the late-'70s FBI sting operation code-named Abscam, is big. And the biggest thing of all is the love story that beats at the heart of this rollicking disco-era ensemble piece.
The Hollywood Reporter - 10/10 by David RooneyAn infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games.
Los Angeles Times - 10/10 by Kenneth Turan[Russell's] dizzying, outlandishly entertaining American Hustle is a 21-first century screwball farce about 20th-century con men, scam artists and those who dream of living large, a film that is big hearted and off the wall in equal measure.