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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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scam | fbi agent | mafia | con artist | mobster | See more »

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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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The fight scene that takes place in the bedroom between Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence is completely improvised. A version of it had been written in the script, but the actors were struggling to connect with it, so director David O. Russell ultimately decided to allow them to say what they wanted. See more »

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In the opening scene, the FBI surveillance agents are using a ReVox 2-track tape recorder. In a later flashback to that scene the tape recorder is a Teac 4-track recorder. 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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Dreadfully Boring
20 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are 2 films I have wanted to walk out of the cinema when watching: 1 is some cr*p with Will Ferrell and a basketball team (that I can't remember the name of), and the other was this. At least 4 people had the good sense to leave after 25 minutes, I wish I had followed them; or at least fallen asleep, like the guy behind me that was snoring his head off. However I feared that eventually something would actually happen, unfortunately these fears were unfounded.....

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAPPENED.

I have been an IMDb reader for sometime but I am so passionate to raise my views about this movie I have had to register so I can place my review.

Why this is being considered for 10 Oscars, I have no idea. The story was unengaging and I didn't care about any of the characters apart from maybe the Mayor, who looked weird.

I was lulled into a false sense of excitement when Robert De Niro appeared, but alas this was an extremely brief cameo.

The critics seem to love this film, I can only imagine because of the improvisation elements....well, some of the best ideas are old ones. A well plotted storyline and well scripted dialogue cannot be outdone by a bunch of "up-their-own-ar*e" movie-makers trying to be clever.

In fact, as the saying goes....it's not big and it's not clever!!....well it's big I suppose but I am the one feeling stupid for spending cash on this codswallop.


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