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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leonardmaltin.com - 11/10 by Leonard MaltinOn the plus side of the ledger, Russell enables his cast to inhabit some colorful, downright transformative, characters.
San Jose Mercury News - 10/10 by Randy MyersEven with a freewheeling style, "Hustle" is never aimless. All that flash, sass and canny sense for detail hit the jackpot ...
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.
ABC News Radio - 10/10 by David BlausteinDirector and co-writer David O. Russell deserves all the credit in the world for creating a story, characters and environment in which his actors could truly get lost.
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.
Richard Roeper.com - 10/10 by Richard RoeperThe best time I've had at the movies all year.
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.
Rip It Up - 10/10 by David 'Mad Dog' BradleyVery funny but not quite a comedy (as the Golden Globes seem to think), this factually-based effort is a veritable who's who of stars he's worked with before, and they're all in fine, fashion-disaster form.
James on screenS - 10/10 by Caryn JamesNever quite lets you forget you're watching bravura acting but that acting is deliriously funny. The film is just enough over the top so the artifice becomes part of the joke.
Sky Movies - 10/10 by Tim EvansRussell's unerring ability to take the careworn components of a story and fashion them into something unique and poignant reaches its peak with an exuberant caper that satisfies across the board - from love story to switch-backing crime yarn.
Doddle - 10/10 by Kimberly GadetteThink 'Casino' meets 'The Grifters,' shot through with a hefty dose of the off-kilter ... and that's 'American Hustle.'
Grantland - 10/10 by Wesley MorrisThe actors give the movie different sorts of mania.