Expectations Not Met I ordered this on my TV and watched it in HD, the best way to watch any movie so that was good. Content-wise, the movie was long and was somewhat boring. The cast was excellent and so was the acting however the story was simply boring. The trailer made the movie look much more interesting than it really was, I hope that's not how they nominated this movie.
Way over rated. Great - no, amazing - acting, but slow, long and emotionally barren. The characters were simply not likable : a bunch of sociopaths conning each other. Smart script, but poor character development.
Good Movie Worth Watching Good movie, personally I thought it was going to be about something different but the story told was still interesting. Great cast Bale, Cooper, Renner & Adams all pull off top notch performances. I think this is the 1st movie that I've ever seen C.Bale over weight typically he's either ripped or skinny as hell. Overall great movie to rent.
REVIEW SECTION NOT COMPLAIN SECTION Great movie, great story telling, great director, and best of all a great great cast, should have won Oscar for best movie, of course they give it to a story about slavery because they are still trying to make the African Americans feel better, LOL, JK. THIS IS A REVIEW SECTION BTW , REVIEW THE MOVIE, NOBODY CARES IF YOU'RE BROKE AND CAN'T AFFORD THE MOVIE, IF YOU CAN AFFORD A SMART PHONE THEN YOU CAN AFFORD THE RENTAL. YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE A SMART PHONE IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO RENT OR BUY THE MOVIE. CLOWNS
Come on, People There are so many different layers in this movie that there's no way it could be boring as some people say. Christian Bale is superb, Amy Adams is riveting, Jennifer Lawrence is lukewarm and unimpressive possibly because she was not cast well and Bradley Cooper holds up his end but is forgettable as an actor as usual. The set, the music, and the story telling are all fantastic and worth seeing.
Waste of Good Money and Valuable Time Win awards; God I hope not, because it would reveal just how out of touch movie critics reviews are with reality... Though I do have to admit the cast did the best they could with such a poor story line. I want my money refunded! A Total Waste of Good Money and Valuable Time...
Viva la Virtuoso! Who's conning who? Who cares! With five of today's greatest actors at the top of their games, directed by David O. Russel, who keeps getting better & better, an off-the-wall amazing screenplay, and, as a bonus, a sick soundtrack, you'll want to watch it again, anyway. (And again and again.) Viva la virtuoso!
Unengaging and underwhelming Don't expect to "hustle" through this storyline. The pace is long and dull while also lacking any character attachment along the way. Very disappointing and just plain underwhelming.
Enjoyable but far too long for it's own good. Although it was enjoyable to watch for most of it, it's pretty forgettable. It's well shot, acted, and the production and costume design are great but it is simply too long for it's own good. I thought it was going to end at least 3 times before it did, the first time it turned out I had an hour left to go! If it was 40 minutes shorter it would've easily gotten a 5 from me but due to the languishing pace and, at times, overzealous camera movement I can't give it that. Simply put, this movie is exhausting.
American Hustle Comedy-Drama& Incredibly based on a True Story! Great movie..Great Actors..Great casting crew!! I Love this movie-I Don't Understand how one could NOT Love this movie..You be the judge..
Best play and dialogues It is sad that so many people rate it 1 or 2. Maybe they expected some shootings, fights, car chases, etc. In my opinion the movie is brilliant. The plot is a bit complex, so it might be hard to grasp if you do not pay attention. Bale's character is awesome! Also, the film is very stylish.
Diane K. Incredibly boring and disappointing. Jennifer Lawrence touted as the best actor in the show when all that stands out to me is she is AGAIN trying to appear older then her youthful 23. Wrong shoe size! The stand out actor to me was Christian Bale, convincing and charismatic, but I felt like I was watching a very redundant Ironside episode. Waiting it out for some inflection of excitement was a waste of a Friday evening.
FEEL GOOD CAPER MOVIE David O Russel summons up his superb stable of actors for this laugh out loud 70s caper film with one of the greatest soundtracks to go along with it. I can't count how many times I've watched this flick. Great twist ending! Don't pay any attention to the haters that don't get it.
BORING I was so excited to see this movie. What a huge disappontment. It seemed to drag on and on and on. Characters were boring, plot was boring, music was boring. And such a shame for the high profile actors. I have no idea how this movie or the actors were ever nominated for an Academy award.
Terrible Waste of time. Acting was OK but story line was terrible. How this is getting the reviews it is... If you rated this more than 2 stars then you have NO idea what a good movie really is and I'm sorry for you. This movie was far too long and slow moving to be worth Redbox @ $0.99, let alone $4.99 here. I will never trust any nominated movie again.
Fantastic Film Fabulous cast, wonderful storyline, and incredible acting! This is a film that should not be missed. A different twist on a true crime film. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams all played characters that were different than most of the roles I've seen them in. Christian Bale most definitely pushed the envelope look-wise. (That comb over and beer belly was classic!)
Well?? All great cast, even better plot, Wickedly Poorly put together.. The ladies made this movie better than it is. I guess I just expected more after all the hype. Tried 4 times to watch, kept falling asleep. Soundtrack makes for some killer dreams
Excellent writing, direction, music, acting. Everyone is excellent in this film. Best line: Oh god how I love getting to know you! I didn't see the Oscars, but this is the absolute best work I've ever seen from Christian Bale. I mean he nailed every detail of his character. He just made that character extremely unique compared to other films. Never pictured him as dramatic comedy, but he was excellent.
Blown away The acting was Excellent! Everyone was good in this movie, but how Christian Bale did not get nominated for Best Actor is a head scratcher. I think Bradley Cooper was, and he was good, but Bale's character was memorable. I was very impressed-the soundtrack, the storyline, the acting...this flick gets a B+.
1st class movie Amazing 1st class performances, in particular Christian Bale as you've never seen him before. I loved this movie so much and with the 70s backdrop it just cant fail. A unique movie experience it has everything fun, drama, tragedy, comedy. I highly recommend to all.
Slow but enticing and captivating performances From the reviews and trailers, I expected the movie to be more fast paced but it dealt more with the characters and their interactions. The performances and characterization is what deserves four stars. The plot line is not as good as it could have been with it getting predictable towards the end.
Better than expected I waited to see this due to the hype and Oscar buzz, but the actors do not disappoint. I can't believe how awesome Jen Lawrence is in EVERY film..and Amy Adams, fantastic. They really both deserved to win oscars. I just loved JL character. I've now watched it twice. LOL.
Not bad.. But I expected more It doesn't have the qualities I would expect from an Oscar contender. Like a Goodfellas wannabe that leaves out the good parts. Plus, the twist is predictable. I don't regret viewing it, but it won't pass the test of time. Amy Adams is gorgeous in it though.. Which was a redeeming factor.
Excellent I can't believe people are rating this 1 star. The plot is kind of complicated and you have to pay attention, but it's well worth it in the end. It's about a small time hustler that gets busted by the feds and gets used to try and catch bigger and bigger fish until they're seemingly in way over their heads. It's not a thriller or action movie, so don't expect cheap explosions and CGI to keep you entertained. This movie is not for people with the IQ of a sock.
Most realistic depiction of the 70s Thought this movie was amazing! Aside from the great acting from the entire cast, the depiction of the clothing, sets and attitude of the 70s were amazing. An era of flamboyance with an empty soul while just trying to find peace and happiness was so prevalent. Highly recommend it.
It's good. I really enjoyed the movie , I thought the storyline was good acting was absolutely AWESOME for the entire cast (especially Christian Bale ) . It was kind of slow but it's still great . And I loved seeing Bale in that character he played "Irving" perfectly
David Denby writes: “‘American Hustle’ offers so many easy pleasures that people may not think of it as a work of art, but it is. In the world that Russell has created, if you don’t come to play you’re not fully alive.”
Blue balls Someone on twitter said this around Oscar season and I think it best sums up this movie: "American Hustle should win for best impersonation of a good movie"... This movie has all the elements of a good movie, but they don't quite fit, it's lacking that glue that holds all the pieces together. I wanted to like it but it just dragged. It had lots of potential but didn't deliver.
I kind of liked it But maybe that is because it wasn't what I expected it to be. I don't think it was great film...but it was entertaining for me.... However, I think it just barely got the like rating because It fell into some really slow moments and there were times where it felt like the characters were a little over done.