• American Hustle (2013)

American Hustle

Release Date: December 13th, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2014

R |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) dabbles in forgery and loan-sharking, but when he falls for fellow grifter Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), things change in a big way. Caught red-handed by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), Irv and Sydney are forced to work under cover as part of DiMaso's sting operation to nail a New Jersey mayor (Jeremy Renner). Meanwhile, Irv's jealous wife (Jennifer Lawrence) may be the one to bring everyone's world crashing down. Based on the 1970s Abscam case.

Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K. , Jack Huston, Michael Peña

Director: David O. Russell

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Atlas Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Gripping, Office, Brooding, Pursuit, House, Wife, 1970s, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 72
    Film.com

    While American Hustle succeeds when it comes to casting and characters, it’s dragged down by a murky and poorly-paced narrative. show more

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    The whole movie, a feast of ensemble wiles and stunning hair, is juicy, funny and alive. show more

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    An infectious blast of funky jazz played by a terrific cast and a director at the top of their respective games. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Production Design
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)