Friday, December 20, 2013

American Hustle 2013

The movie itself might be called a hustle, a fun one but nevertheless a hustle. Very reminiscence and influenced by Scorsese from its jittery cinematography and use of contemporary songs that line the film like the cheap lining of a second hand mink. Russell knows a good thing when he sees it, in terms of actors and he reunites four familiar players from his previous films, Christian Bale and Amy Adams from The Fighter and Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper from Silver Linings Playbook all of them are in top form and much of the pleasure from watching the film comes from their performances. Its all here, the tacky clothes, the ridiculous late 70's hairstyles and the flashy decor. The plot is somewhat complex and convoluted involving duplicity and stings, deals gone wrong and friendships done wrong. Robert De Niro makes a neat little cameo and maybe thats what he should do from now on, make neat little cameos, no harm from that.


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