American Hustle (2014) Movie Review | 10 Critic Reviews | Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams


Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K, Jack Huston,  Saïd Taghmaoui, Michael Peña, Shea Whigham, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Röhm, Colleen Camp, Paul Herman, Anthony Zerbe

American Hustle Posterdirection:

David O. Russell


Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell


David O. Russell



Linus Sandgren


Danny Elfman

produced by:

Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison




weird aggregate rating 7.1/10Crime, Drama

release date:

17-January-2014 (India)
run time:
138 Minutes
American Hustle (2013) on IMDb


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  •  Times of India -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-8
American Hustle will appeal to those who like their humour, as con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) puts it, 'not black and white, but extremely grey.' Full of fraudsters, politicos, liars and cheats, American Hustle is a cheeky tribute to American life, sticking its tongue out deliciously at all its loving lies.
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-8
From the opening minutes of American Hustle, you get a sense of the unconventional tone of this story. There's Christian Bale, unrecognizable as the paunchy owner of a dry-cleaning business, doing an elaborate comb-over by gluing on strands of hair to his bald pate.
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  •  DNA -Andre Borges Rating-8
David O'Russell has a knack for making movies that you just know will garner acclaim from the audience and receive much love come award season. American Hustle with its subtle 'Scorsese' undertone,  is another win for the Oscar nominated director.
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  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-10
In American Hustle, you can't trust anyone! Be it con men, politicians, friends, FBI agents- and then most certainly you can't trust the women with plunging necklines! We are transported to the early 70s where the ambitious FBI agent Richard 'Richie' DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) blackmails con man Irving Rosenfeld
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  •  Book My Show -Aubrey D'Souza Rating-8
As soon as American Hustle begins, you get thrown into a whole different world. The movie, written and directed by David O. Russell, takes place in the world of con-artists, politicians, FBI, con-jobs, love, deceit and greed. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer
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  •  Indian Express -Shalini Langer Rating-9
“Everyone hustles to survive”, says the tagline. And in this latest award-scooping film by Russell, they start that exercise with their hair. Right from when the film begins, with Irving (Bale) elaborately transforming his nearly bald pate into a fashionably unswept mane
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  •  Hindustan Times -Rashid Irani Rating-9
Smart, stylish and fabulously funny, American Hustle consolidates David O Russell’s reputation as a maverick filmmaker.  After tackling a genre-bending heist caper (Three Kings, 1999), rowdy boxing drama (The Fighter, 2010) and quirky romantic comedy (Silver Linings Playbook, 2012)
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  •  Cinema Confessions -Gautam Anand Rating-7
Twisty and sporadically comic, American Hustle is a con film that hugely benefits from terrifically written multi-actor scenes and some boisterous acting. It's a film that achieves nothing path-breaking in terms of end-result but keeps you entertained for the major portion of its running time.
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  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-8
David O. Russell's new film is America's sweetheart flick at the Oscars this year. It rises above all influences though, to shell out a crime drama wholly original - at the same time funny and deep, and surely carved out with the awards season in mind.
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  •  Deccan Herald -Akhil Kadidal Rating-8
That director David O Russell is an overbearing bully, prompting the kindly George Clooney to once throttle him on the set of Three Kings, is a story reasonably well known. What is probably less understood is the bewildering phenomenon whereby Russell can continue to attract sufficient talent
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weird aggregate rating(WAR) - 7.1/10

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American Hustle (2014)
7.1 out of 10
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10 reviews.