No What I Was Hoping For...

By nellie594
Written March 02, 2014
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 very few laughs. A downer, despite attempt to cheer up the ending.
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Excellent

By pisanom555
Written December 21, 2013
One of the better movies I've seen in a while. A little slow forming but worth the wait. Smart script (rare in hollywood these days) Great performances by Christian Bale and Jen Lawrence, Entertaining and funny with a good twist at the end.. Don't wait for the DVD. Go see it!
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Just didn't get it

By andrewsci
Written December 21, 2013
This movie was made with a very heavy hand. The dialogue was terrible the story meandered between character piece and thriller and failed at both. I felt like the director was beating me over the head with the music and costumes to remind me of the era. The music was era appropriate but still seemed out of place like the ridiculous scene where Jennifer Lawrence cleans while singing live and let die. The same thing with the hair. Everyone's hair was so elaborate it was distracting. It felt like the director spent too much time on costumes and hair and music and ignored the dialogue and story.
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American Hustle

By blaaron693
Written January 30, 2014
Interesting characters. Hard to believe someone is that smart to pull off a con job like that. Must be attentive to follow everything that is taking place.
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Surprise

By farmerg25
Written January 12, 2014
Thought was slow moving at first but the actors were terrific in their roles. Thought all the main characters were great! Even though slow at first, ending was so good it was worth waiting for.
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