Conclusion: I really don’t know what happened between the time I saw it in theaters a few months ago and then on DVD. It made my Top-10 list of best films of 2013 then when I saw it on home video it sort of dropped a bit. It’s still a good an entertaining film but nowhere near “masterpiece” material.
'American Hustle' is little more than Scorsese-light
Las Vegas Weekly
18 December 2013
Excerpt: American Hustle opens with a sequence in which con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) painstakingly affixes a toupee to his horrific comb-over. It’s an act meant to symbolize the extent to which the film’s characters attempt to get others to swallow brazen lies, but it can also be read as an...
Excerpt: Big-haired, polyestered 1970s New York is the scene of this bracing crime comedy-drama about an FBI sting that brings together mobsters, crooked politicians, con artists—and one bored, jealous stay-at-home wife who could blow it all up.
Excerpt: Off the back of his success with Silver Linings Playbook, director David O. Russell has brought together another A-class cast for Hustle – that saw nominations in all four Oscar acting categories – and created a strong and clever script.
Excerpt: Despite it not being my favourite this awards season, I was taken by 1970s crime comedy American Hustle – and I won’t lose any sleep if it manages to take out Hollywood’s biggest prize. Off the back of his success for last year’s Silver Linings Playbook, director David O.
Excerpt: "American Hustle" isn't a memorable crime caper, but it's thoroughly entertaining nonetheless. It doesn't take long to get swept up by the glamour and characters of the time, parading their retro costumes to the sound of a lively 70's soundtrack.
Excerpt: Det finns filmer som lämnar en sittandes i soffan med halvöppen mun och en blick som säger: WTF was that? Och så finns det filmer som lämnar ett så brett leende i så lång tid att ens partner/fru/man/den/det börjar bli rädd.