• Released
  • December 13, 2013
  • (NY / LA; Expands December 20, 2013)
  • R , 2 hr 9 min
  • Drama
  • 14,816 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: 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).

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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

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David O. Russell out-Scorseses Martin Scorsese with American Hustle, a '70s crime romp that's ridiculously entertaining in all the best...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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No What I Was Hoping For...

By nellie594
Disappointed in this one. Went in with high hopes. Story was convoluted. My own fault for going in expecting something close to Silver Linings Playbook...this is nothing like that. Very dark with...

American "Fizzle"

By candysxs4u
With all the buzz, I was looking forward to seeing this movie! Can I have my money back? One of the worst movies I have ever seen. When a movie is great, or even good, it stays in my memory for a...

American Hustle

By nknowlton
Only went to this movie because of it's many Academy nominations. Many friends advised against it. Unnecessary profanity. Acting was great, but the plot slow and boring. If this is an example of...

American Hustle

By NatalieRosen
FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS. What a difficult field for the Oscars to choose so many are so good. Jennifer Lawrence was so riveting a character that I could not get enough of her. The film is so...

GREAT Con Movie

By cdeboer69
Rachel Adams and Christian Bale were amazing one of the best con movies I have seen in a while. I mean Rachel Adams was just burning with sexiness the entire movie. And Jennifer Lawrence was just a...

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Rated R | For for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Mesmerizing mature drama with just a bit of sex, violence.
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