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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

American Hustle Movie Review (2014)

The Good: Christian Bale does a wonderful job of transforming himself into a completely different character once again. His character was believable and interesting on various levels. Bradley Cooper also played well along side of Bale, and both actors shared some good on screen chemistry. The plot was interesting as would be expected with a movie about con artists. Overall, the character development is mixed with mystery because throughout the movie you don't know who's being conned, or not.

The Bad: The movie is a bit longer than needed. The story seems to drag on and I personally think it's all Jennifer Lawrence's fault. I'm not sure if it was her acting, or her character, or a combination of both, but either one seemed a bit forced in this film. You can't tell if her character is coming or going. It seemed as if the director just thought, "Well we have Oscar Award winning Jennifer Lawrence, so we should make her cry, then be funny, then be crazy, then annoying, then sexy, then mad." Unfortunately Ms. Lawrence just over did it, and almost took over the movie in a bad way. On another note, while the surprise twist at the end was appreciated, it really didn't pack much of a punch.

The Reason: This was a good movie, but I'd say something that you would probably want to rent instead. I can't say that most people would enjoy it because there's a good possibility that some will get lost with the slow pace of the movie. If you like a movie about lies and deceit, then this may be up your alley.

The Rating: 6.5/10

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