'American Hustle' Movie Reviews - Is it Worth Seeing?

Can David O. Russell's new movie 'American Hustle' live up to 'Silver Linings Playbook'

American Hustle is an upcoming movie that centers on a con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, who is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. To celebrate the release of the upcoming feature film, here are 10 things you must likely did not know about the upcoming movie. Here is a collection of reviews from some of the top and major movie critics! american-hustle-christian-bale-character-posterThe Star Cast Shines - New York Daily News
"Bale — that freak of acting nature who can become anyone at a moment's notice — is sad, funny and riveting. Adams is simultaneously kittenish and craven. Cooper is terrific as a goofball dying to be taken seriously, while lusting after Adams' female trickster. Lawrence, in just a few scenes, captures the frowsy, frisky era's slovenly undercurrent. Renner, a newcomer to Russell's movies, adds a crucial layer of slightly crooked conscience." — Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  
A Heightened Reality - The New Yorker
"Russell has both simplified and juiced a tale that is already close to preposterous; he has created a fantasia told from the point of view of two con artists, a man and a woman. Not just the crooks but virtually everyone in the movie seems slightly crazed by ambition. The one person who's ordinary in temperament, an F.B.I. supervisor played by Louis C.K., could be a member of a different species. We seem to have stepped into the magical sphere — Shakespeare rules over it and Ernst Lubitsch and Preston Sturges are denizens — where profound human foolishness becomes a form of grace." — David Denby, The New Yorker
tumblr_miwei9hXkf1rkiuhro1_250Lawrence Steals the Show - The Hollywood Reporter
"The film's stealth weapon, however, is Lawrence. Hot off 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' she steals every scene in her limited screen time. Whether blithely blowing up a microwave or lip-syncing to 'Live and Let Die' while furiously doing some housecleaning, Rosalyn is dangerously off-kilter but also shrewd; she's both kitten and tigress. Crowned by an updo of cascading curls, she's a sublime modern take on a quintessential screwball figure, never at fault in her own mind no matter how badly she blunders. Her ladies-room confrontation with Sydney is among the film's high points." — David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Get Ready To Think Deep Thoughts - ScreenCrush
"The other thread in the film, although not quite as successful, is a discussion of authenticity. If people believe what they want to believe, what's to say you aren't who you present yourself as? Why can't Michael Pena wear a white robe and pass himself off as an Arab sheik?" — Jordan Hoffman, ScreenCrush American Hustle
The Clothes Make the Movie
"Most of "American Hustle" puts a premium on style and sparkle over substance. At least it can deliver on that (and in spades), as the time period of the film essentially serves as its own character, and one that does not disappoint in the slightest -- Michael Wilkinson's costume designs, Judy Becker's overall production design, and the entire coterie of hair stylists and make-up artists are all near-revelatory and exceedingly well-executed. "American Hustle" has plenty to recommend it for entertainment value alone, but if audiences are simply looking for the best-outfitted film of the year, the buck very firmly stops here." — Kate Erbland,

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