Film Review – American Hustle

Director:  David O. Russell
Screenplay:  Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
Cast:  Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence
Genre:  Drama

Rating Score
* – Poor
** – Average
*** – Good
**** – Very Good
***** – Excellent

American Hustle has won three Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors gold Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and has been nominated for ten Academy Awards.
Because of this I was very exited to watch this movie, and it did not disappoint.
American Hustle is set in the late 70’s and is about con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) who meet, fall in love and start scamming people, but Irving is married to Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), who is unstable and quite an air-head. Eventually Irving and Sydney’s luck runs out and they are subsequently caught by FBI agent Richard DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) and blackmailed into helping the FBI to entrap members of congress when receiving bribes.