100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
A dynamite crime comedy and identity meltdown that can rekindle one’s faith in movies.
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100

RogerEbert.com

David O. Russell out-Scorseses Martin Scorsese with American Hustle, a '70s crime romp that's ridiculously entertaining in all the best ways.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
An infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games.
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100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
As much as anything, the wildly entertaining ’70s flashback American Hustle is a triumph of style.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
High-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.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
American Hustle is the best time I’ve had at the movies all year, a movie so perfectly executed, such wall-to-wall fun, so filled with the joy of expert filmmaking on every level I can’t imagine anyone who loves movies not loving THIS movie.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a film of jaw-dropping virtuosity and pleasure, one that leaves you revved, enthralled, tickled, moved, and amazed.
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100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There’s a great fever-dream quality to David O. Russell’s American Hustle that instantly reels you in.
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90

Variety

By Justin Chang
It’s a rich, glorious mess, and its underlying craftsmanship is apparent in the characters’ beautifully delineated relationships, each with its own jangly rhythm and distinct feel.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
With one of the best ensemble casts of any film this year, it's audacious, enthralling and uproarious.
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90 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.