Written January 31, 2014
We really enjoyed this movie. Had great cast and great acting. It showcases acting talent that I was unaware of beforehand. My question is, why are so many movies so heavily laced with the F word? If I spelled that word out, you probably wouldn't print my comments, but yet it is used in movies as if it was just normal talk. Again "Why?"
I wish actors would just refuse to deliver foul mouthed lines that are written into, otherwise, great movies.
Written December 29, 2013
I was very disappointed in this movie. It's 2 hours that I won't get back. I was considering leaving, but the lovely recliner chairs in the theatre made it hard to leave without disturbing other guests. I read all the rave reviews so was expecting an entertaining and intelligent movie.
It was long and slow and boring. It was not funny. The script was poor. It dragged on and on. There was a slight twist at the end, but not well written. It could have been written so much better.
It could have been made into a one hour show. The actors were very good, and their characters were interesting and I enjoyed the 70's clothing and decor. But the script was terrible. Have seen better hustler movies with a twist than American Hustle.
Love Christain Bale - he is fabulous at changing his body to match the role.
It was a waste of $55 myself, my husband and my 2 teenagers.
Should have seen the Walter Mitty movie instead. Can't wait to see Philomenia.
Written December 22, 2013
I had high hopes for this movie, and left feeling kind of "meh" about it. It was an interesting premise, and I think the acting was well done. I think the writers needed to bring someone in to tighten the dialog, though - there was an awful lot of just sitting around chatting that didn't seem to really develop the characters or advance the story, and it left me fidgeting in my sitting waiting for the plot to finally move forward. Not upset that I saw, but I'm probably not going to bother sitting through it again.
Written February 19, 2014
Having not seen any of the other Oscar-nominated movies, I can not give a comparison. What I can say is that this is one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time. The narration is original and insightful. The camera work is amazing. The score and soundtrack are spot on. And the acting is top notch. The quirks and intricacies of each personality are wonderful, and help to build the overall story. This was a great film, and I would definitely recommend it.
Written December 21, 2013
The movie was terrific with great acting performances by Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. I can definitely see some Oscar nominations. I would definitely recommend it. Must Go!