American Hustle

February 11th, 2014


American Hustle

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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 8.2/10 (1,681 voted)

Critic's Score: 89/100

Director: David O. Russell

Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper

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 (

Writers: Eric Singer, David O. Russell

Christian Bale - Irving Rosenfeld
Bradley Cooper - Richie DiMaso
Amy Adams - Sydney Prosser
Jeremy Renner - Mayor Carmine Polito
Jennifer Lawrence - Rosalyn Rosenfeld
Louis C.K. - Stoddard Thorsen
Jack Huston - Pete Musane
Michael Peña - Paco Hernandez / Sheik Abdullah
Shea Whigham - Carl Elway
Alessandro Nivola - Anthony Amado
Elisabeth Röhm - Dolly Polito
Paul Herman - Alfonse Simone
Saïd Taghmaoui - Irv's Sheik Plant
Matthew Russell - Dominic Polito
Thomas Matthews - Francis Polito

Taglines: Everyone Hustles To Survive


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 20 December 2013

Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Did You Know?

According to Christian Bale much of the movie was improvised. So, during the shooting of the film he noted to David O. Russell, "You realize that this is going to change the plot greatly down track." To which the director replied, "Christian, I hate plots. I am all about characters, that's it." See more »


User Review


Rating: 10/10

American Hustle, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper, is about two con artists forced into working for an FBI agent as he pushes the two into a world of New Jersey mafia. Directed by David O. Russell, the director who brought you Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, American Hustle is most probably Russell's best movie he's ever put together.

American Hustle is set in the late 1970's - early 1980's, revolving around the Abscam scandal, where FBI agents and con artists would join together to take down politics for illegal cash. The casting and acting is brilliant. You couldn't really picture anybody else playing the characters that have been casted. Each actor gets their own chance to shine in the spotlight, and nobody is left out. Jennifer Lawrence blows everybody away once again - she really is a rising star in the industry with her performance as Rosalyn Rosenfeld. This might be Bradley Cooper's best movie so far as well - he really brings his A-Game for the movie as Richie DiMaso.

The movie has cleavage, drugs, money, quirkiness, great actors, comedy, drama and lesbian kisses which makes for an amazing and unbeatable combination. Five losers who all think they are winners, American Hustle is up there with great movies like Goodfellas, but is definitely an original creation.

Acting: 10/10

Writing: 10/10

Directing: 9/10

Setting: 9/10

Overall Rating: 9.5


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