Film Review: American Hustle

Posted on by 5WC in Film

American Hustle is on those movies that very nearly passed me by. When I first saw the trailers for it at the end of 2013, I will admit I wasn’t instantly taken by it. Yes, the cast was good but the plot looked a bit cheesy and unbelievable and the whole 1970s era is a time before me and so not something I instantly connect with.

Then I started to read information about it, and hear reviews and a film, which I thought would be a passing fad through the multiplex’s started to make some nose. People started to talk about it in terms of awards, and “film of the year”. And listening to an interview with David O. Russell and realising that this is a movie from the same man who brought the world Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter and even Three Kings, thoughts of not letting this slip through the night started to get louder. And to channel a bit of Lady Edith Greensly – one is glad one didn’t. Read more