Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams star in director David O. Russell's fictional period crime drama about a reckless FBI agent who recruits a con man and his alluring partner into a scheme to ensnare corrupt politicians and gangsters. Smooth-talking Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) is a hustler of the highest order. No mark is off limits for Rosenfeld, especially when his crafty partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) is by his side. When renegade FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper) thrusts the deceptive duo into the treacherous world of New Jersey power players and underworld heavies, the thrill of the hunt grows too strong to resist. Meanwhile, New Jersey politician Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) gets caught in the middle, and Rosenfeld's capricious wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) holds more power than anyone could imagine. Louis C.K. and Jack Huston costar.
Disc #1 -- American Hustle Play Movie Languages Audio English English Audio Descriptive Service Subtitles English Subtitles: On English SDH Subtitles: On Subtitles: Off Scene Selections Special Features The Making Of American Hustle Deleted And Extended Scenes Play All Cry British Brick Carmine On Stage Singing Backhand Like A Whip Bad Sign Stoop To Conquer Live And Let Die Evil Ways Carmine On The Street Richie Is Duped Carmine Returns Home Previews The Monuments Men Inside Llewyn Davis Sony "Be Moved" Pompeii Captain Phillips
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More than 1 year ago
I actually was able to watch American Hustle after I had recently rented it from Redbox. American Hustle opens with the characters of Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), Richie De Maso (Bradley Cooper), and Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) appearing to be in the midst of finalizing a deal. Rosenfeld, Prosser, and De Masio are actually working together towards what is supposed to be mutual professional understanding. Rosenfeld and Prosser are in love with each other. However, Rosenfeld also has a wife Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence) and kids at home that he also has to take into consideration. What complicates matters is that De Maso also appears to be taking romantic interest in Prosser. Irving Rosenfeld’s wife Rosalyn Rosenfeld is somewhat aware of her husband’s life, but the movie portrays that there is still so much she is unaware about. Bradley Cooper plays the integral role of an FBI agent who is orchestrating the talents of Sydney Prosser an Irving Rosenfeld due to their cunning ability to be professional con artists. Jeremy Renner plays a New Jersey mayor who is also caught in the web that is being weaved around a professional deal that is ‘supposed’ to hold potential towards generating enormous profit.
More than 1 year ago
This is not the best movie I've ever seen, but it has an interesting plot and good acting, and my husband and I both enjoyed watching it. If you don't like movies with Americans or hustlers, it probably won't be your thing.
More than 1 year ago
American Hustled out of good money by misleading Ads. The ads for this movie made you think it was a rollicking fun adventure about the FBI and con men/women bringing down crime. What you get is a 'poor me' hard drama that portrays the FBI as bumbling fools out to get 'poor misunderstood entrapped politicians' who just wanted to help their communities and not line their own dirty pockets, not to mention sympathetic, noble mafia who are never portrayed as scary (just believed to be, and of course, immediately understand that the hustler is going to help them escape the FBI), victims that are portrayed as 'suckers that deserve to have their life savings and hope destroyed', and so on.
Add to that, reality TV like camera work; mumbling script; poor me tirades; and ads that used a line and scene that wasn't even in the film (and helped portray it as a 'fun' movie) and you can understand why I feel so ripped off.
I was one of those victims/suckers. If you want a fun film, avoid this like the plague. If you want a pro-criminal and crime, downer depressing drama, then go ahead, waste your money.