American Hustle is the new film written and directed David O. Russell [The Fighter, Silver Lining’s Playbook] and stars Christian Bale as con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydbey Prosser [Amy Adams], is forced to work for a FBI agent Richie DiMaso [Bradley Cooper] pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and mafia.
American Hustle: The Good
American Hustle is yet another Oscar contender and rightly so as the film boasts of an impressive A-list cast who are all at the top of their game.
Christian Bale is unrecognizable as con man Irving Rosenfeld who put on weight especially for the role and in the movie displays a a wig and comb over. The character is flawed yet flawless as he goes though life conning people out of money starting with a glass business that he few up running and then ends getting conned by the FBI after joining forces with Sydney Prosser.
Bradley Cooper is impressive as FBI agents Richie DiMaso who dons an 70’s style perm. His character shares some of the movies more funnier and memorable scenes, including a impression of his boss during a bust and a 80’s dance with Richie and Sydney.
Amy Adams is a the perfect match for Bale’s Rosenfeld as she shares his passion for money and respect and is just as an strong performance as the one she gave in The Fighter.
Jennifer Lawrence is hilarious as Rosenfeld’s ex wife Rosalyn who also boasts some of the films memorable scenes , including a scene in which she sings to “Live and Let Die” whilst cleaning her house with yellow gloves.
Jeremy Renner stars as corrupt Mayor carmine Polito who links the motives of the characters throughout the film.
American Hustle: The bad
American Hustle is superbly acted and shot but it takes time to figure out the plot and whats going on as the film starts off as a flashback to the heist and features lot of characters throughout the film.
Overall, American Hustle is a confident, smart and stylish crime caper that boasts an impressive A-star cast at the top of the games. It has a cool 70’s vibe that you can’t resist but get taken along for the ride.