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American Hustle (2013)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 December 2013 (USA)
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

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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 (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). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Everyone Hustles To Survive

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence | See all certifications »

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20 December 2013 (USA)  »

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American Bullshit  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$740,455 (USA) (13 December 2013)

Gross:

$150,117,807 (USA) (4 April 2014)
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At the time of the film's release, each of the principal cast members were involved in a superhero franchise. Christian Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, Amy Adams played Lois Lane in Man of Steel (2013), Jeremy Renner played Hawkeye in Marvel's Avengers Saga, Jennifer Lawrence played young Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011). In August 2013, Bradley Cooper was confirmed to voice Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). See more »

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A Commdore 1701 computer monitor (introduced in 1982) can be seen during the 'videotaping members of Congress' scene in 1978. See more »

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[first lines]
Richie DiMaso: What are you doing, going behind my back? Telling people I'm screwing up this operation? I got you a suite at the fucking Plaza Hotel.
Irving Rosenfeld: The shittiest suite at the Plaza Hotel.
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Disappointed beyond belief!
28 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all David O. Russell is one of my favorite directors. I've enjoyed his films and absolutely loved "The Fighter" and "Flirting with Disaster". This film also boasts an incredibly talented cast including Christian Vale, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams.

The problem is with the story, the film's pacing and length. Of course if I was enjoying the film the length would not be an issue. The film did not hold my interest and I was bored for most of it. I read that most of it is improvised, and I think this lead to it feeling very fragmented and disjointed. My mind drifted often and I checked my watch many, many times. What should have been a compelling, interesting movie was turned into a bore fest with several funny moments.

I am surprised at the overall extremely positive reviews and will watch it again when it is on cable but expect my reaction to be the same.


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