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AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013) – My rating: 7.5/10

AmericanHustleI was expecting so much more from this film.  After hearing all the hoopla and seeing the trailer, I really thought I was in for a real thrill ride.  Between all the plots and the flash backs, it became a little difficult to focus.  I’m not saying that it wasn’t good because it was a decent flick but it dragged in some parts.  The great acting really saved this movie.  Several spurts of energy from Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence reeled me back into focus.  Bradley and Christian were superb, lending a lot of character to the scenes.  Bale looked fat and cheap as a con man in the 70s while Cooper looked more like a fashion plate, odd for an FBI agent.  I got a few laughs out of American Hustle as well as an opportunity to see a little bit of history.  They say some of this really happened, they just don’t say which parts.  Because there are so many movies out right now, I recommend waiting for the DVD.  If you are an Oscar buff, you might want to see it now, since there is a great chance it’s going to get an Oscar nod.