Having missed American Hustle at the cinema I thought I would take a look at the Blu-ray release. So here’s is my American Hustle movie review (Blu-ray).
- American Hustle Movie Review (2013 Crime, Drama)
- Directed By David O. Russell
- Written By Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell
- Running Time 138 Mins
- Music By Danny Elfman
- Starring Christian Bale ; Bradley Cooper ; Amy Adams ; Jeremy Renner ; Jennifer Lawrence
So what’s it about, well it’s set in 1978, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are con artists who are in a relationship together.
Sydney poses as English aristocrat “Lady Edith Greensly” with British banking connections to aid Irving’s scams. All is going well until FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) catches them in the act of a loan scam. He wants them to setup four scams so he can catch some high profile politicians on take.
Naturally they think of running, one problem Irving is married and has adopted his wife’s son who he loves and therefore can’t run out on him. His wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) won’t give him a divorce.
Anyway Irving has a friend pretending to be a wealthy Arab sheikh looking for potential investments in America. An associate of Irving’s suggests the sheikh do business with Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) of New Jersey, who is trying bring gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and therefore create jobs.
Richie devises a plan to make mayor Polito the target of a sting operation, but Irving isn’t happy he likes to keep his scams small and go undetected.
This is where the film really starts and I’m not going to give anymore away as it really is worth watching. Once you start watching you are not going to want to stop, you will need to now how it will end.
Conclusion – American Hustle Movie Review (Blu-ray)
Great acting from all the main characters Christian Bale is outstanding as overweight balding con artist as are Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner & Jennifer Lawrence.
The film looks amazing along with some shocking hairstyles. You need to stick with the plot as there are plenty of twists and turns. Quite simply a love this film and regard it as a modern classic.
I can 100% say this is a MUST WATCH film, truly outstanding!!! Now I don’t say that very often especially with more recent films, but every now and again you watch a film not expecting it to be anything special and you are completely blown away by it. Now that’s why I love watching and reviewing movies…
So what is my movie rating for American Hustle (2013)?
- Movie Rating: RECOMMENDED
- Blu-ray Sound & Picture: EXCELLENT
It’s a new film so it looks great! If this film has somehow passed you by I suggest you seek it out on Blu-ray or your chosen movie streaming service.
American Hustle is available now on Blu-ray
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I’ll leave you with the American Hustle trailer
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American Hustle (2013) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: American Hustle
Director(s): David O. Russell
Actor(s): Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence,
Genre: Crime, Drama
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Rating
An instant classic!