American Hustle

American Hustle

Director: David O. Russell

Stars: Christian BaleAmy Adams, and  Bradley Cooper

Runtime: 2 hours, 18 minutes

Plot Summary: (from IMdB) 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.

Rating: On Demand

I think I might have built this one up a little bit too much in my head. It was a good movie – as Mike put it, unlike any movie you’ve seen – but just not what I had made it out to be. That said, I think Christian Bale was amazing. The movie had a great storyline and there’s no one thing I can put my finger on as being disappointing. I’m curious to hear what others who have seen it think… were you disappointed or was it everything you had hoped?

Ratings Explanation:

  • Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
  • On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
  • TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
  • Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.