A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. - Credit: IMDB and Sony Pictures Entertainment
Now in theaters, “American Hustle” focuses on interesting characters, a well written script, humorous, clever dialogue and much more as it presents one of the better old school-type films that I’ve seen in a long time. The film is a bit disorganized, but that is another element that makes this crime drama appealing as the A-list cast appears to have a great deal of fun playing out a thrilling, complex con story. There is also a great soundtrack to accompany this entertaining movie. “American Hustle” is debatably on par with this year’s best films, so don’t miss out on the chance to see this crowd pleasing presentation.
“American Hustle” is rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence. Running time is 2 hours and 18 minutes.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.