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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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.
Chicago Tribune - 10/10 by Michael PhillipsThe film zigs and zags, chasing after many different characters. And that sprawl, the rogue's gallery of strays, cheaters and deceivers, activates the film rather than deflates it.
Sacramento Bee - 10/10 by Carla MeyerBursting with humor, great acting and David O. Russell's abundant filmmaking talent, American Hustle is a joy to watch.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/10 by Colin CovertEven at two hours and 20 minutes, the movie doesn't wear you down. It carries you along with heedless momentum, giddy and exhilarated at its all-American ambition and scam-artist confidence.
Philadelphia Inquirer - 10/10 by Steven ReaAmerican 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.
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.
The List - 10/10 by Emma SimmondsA sexy, rollicking caper set in the late 70s which expertly infuses its criminality with both class and character, the latter delivered via a thick vein of askew humour.
Time Out New York - 10/10 by Joshua RothkopfA dynamite crime comedy and identity meltdown that can rekindle one’s faith in movies.
Entertainment Weekly - 10/10 by Owen GleibermanIt's a film of jaw-dropping virtuosity and pleasure, one that leaves you revved, enthralled, tickled, moved, and amazed.
San Francisco Chronicle - 10/10 by Mick LaSalleRussell has always had a talent for harmonizing tragedy and comedy, seriousness and outlandishness, all within a precise tone that allows for a wide range of emotions and effects. But his hand has never been more sure.
WaffleMovies.com - 10/10 by Willie WaffleAmerican Hustle reminds me of a great Scorsese movie.
New York Magazine (Vulture) - 10/10 by David EdelsteinThe movie is a slot machine that never stops spitting quarters.