American Hustle (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970
3.15pm, 6pm & 8.30pm
USA, 2013, 138 mins. David O. Russell
Set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the United States, 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 who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.
Nominated for 10 Oscars and 10 BAFTAs.
David O Russell’s anarchic comedy based on a 70s real-life scam expertly recreates the excesses of the era
MARK KERMODE THE OBSERVER
One of the very best films of the year.