American Hustle

American Hustle
American Hustle
  • R
  • 2h 18m
  • 2013
Certified Fresh93%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock America, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey power brokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook ), American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: Riotously funny and impeccably cast, American Hustle compensates for its flaws with unbridled energy and some of David O. Russell's most irrepressibly vibrant direction.
Reviews
New York Daily News
Joe Neumaier
Fresh

It turns out that comb-overs, cleavage, cocaine and kookiness are an unbeatable combo.

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Anton Bitel
Fresh

Fun, charming, but slight - and way too long and flabby in the girth for such slightness.

August 17, 2017
Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy
Fresh

Director David O. Russell and co-writer Eric Warren Singer grab hold of the FBI's long-time Abscam...

August 17, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long
Fresh

Ambitious even as it studies, exploits and explodes ambition, "American Hustle" is as good as any...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Mesmerizing mature drama with just a bit of sex, violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that American Hustle is an intoxicating, brilliant -- but mature -- drama that will leave viewers breathless with its audacity and streak of humor. There's not a ton of violence or sexual activity, but the themes are intense and adult (reinvention, one-upsmanship, overarching ambition infidelity, an unhappy marriage). The movie also includes brief scenes of drug use and loads of swearing including multiple instances of "f--k."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 13, 2013
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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