A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Trivia: American Hustle (2013) reunites the following actors who have collaborated with David O. Russell before: Christian Bale and Amy Adams for The Fighter (2010); Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook (2012). See more »
American Hustle, starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper,
is about two con artists forced into working for an FBI agent as he
pushes the two into a world of New Jersey mafia. Directed by David O.
Russell, the director who brought you Silver Linings Playbook and The
Fighter, American Hustle is most probably Russell's best movie he's
ever put together.
American Hustle is set in the late 1970's - early 1980's, revolving
around the Abscam scandal, where FBI agents and con artists would join
together to take down politics for illegal cash. The casting and acting
is brilliant. You couldn't really picture anybody else playing the
characters that have been casted. Each actor gets their own chance to
shine in the spotlight, and nobody is left out. Jennifer Lawrence blows
everybody away once again - she really is a rising star in the industry
with her performance as Rosalyn Rosenfeld. This might be Bradley
Cooper's best movie so far as well - he really brings his A-Game for
the movie as Richie DiMaso.
The movie has cleavage, drugs, money, quirkiness, great actors, comedy,
drama and lesbian kisses which makes for an amazing and unbeatable
combination. Five losers who all think they are winners, American
Hustle is up there with great movies like Goodfellas, but is definitely
an original creation.