American Hustle

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American Hustle Overview

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.

Who Stars in American Hustle

Christian Bale
Irving Rosenfeld

Christian Bale

Amy Adams
Sydney Prosser

Amy Adams

Bradley Cooper
Richie DiMaso

Bradley Cooper

Jennifer Lawrence
Rosalyn Rosenfeld

Jennifer Lawrence

Jeremy Renner
Carmine Polito

Jeremy Renner

Louis C.K.
Stoddard Thorsen

Louis C.K.


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Review for American Hustle

Author: DanDare

American Hustle is has a heavy dose of Scorsese circa 1970s with the violence replaced more by black humour. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper all deliver excellent performances. Robert De Niro makes a cameo and reminds the audience why he was at one time the best screen actor in the world. This is a black comedy-drama set in the late 1970's based on the true life Abscam scandal. FBI agents and con artists joined up to frame politicians for taking bribes. Bale plays a pot bellied hustler with bad hair. Amy Adams is his partner in crime who passes off as an English Aristocrat. Both have struck it rich in a scam where they dupe arrangement fees for loans that never come to fruition. Cooper is the ambitious FBI agent with a big ego who has the the mafia in his sights and wants to reel in a big catch but he might be out of his depth. Jeremy Renner is the charismatic Mayor of New Jersey. A man with a big heart who wants to get things done and Bale feels guilty about getting him involved in the sting operation. Director David O Russell gets great performances from his cast but the film feels flabby which blunts the story and the humour feels stretched at times.


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Annapurna Pictures


Atlas Entertainment


Columbia Pictures


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2013-12-12

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 18 mins

Budget
$ 40,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 251,171,807.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 211,171,807.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://www.americanhustle-movie.com/

Genres
Drama Crime

Keywords
new jersey 1970s mayor con artist scam mobster fbi agent


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