The Academy Award hopeful movie ‘American Hustle’ begins with a scene that encapsulates the essence of the story in a single shot.
Based on the true story of the FBI’s “Abscam operation” in the late 1970’s, the story follows conman Irvine Rosenfeld (played by Christian Bale), his introduction to and teaming up with Sydney Prosser (played by Amy Adams) and their involvement with FBI Agent Richie DeMasso (played by Bradley Cooper).
There are also small parts, excellently played by Louis C.K. and Robert De Niro, which make the movie worth seeing themselves. Other fantastic elements of the story are the startling number of cons, twists and surprises throughout. Another satisfying element is the
Killer soundtrack that is extremely satisfying.
By elaborating more on the movie’s story, I would ruin the entire notion of a “no spoiler” review; so when you do view it, be prepared to pay close attention to everything, from the slightest minute detail or nuance exhibited by the cast, to the resulting effects of their ploy.
The only, potential, detractor in this is the 138 minute run time that may cause restlessness in anyone not grasping the complex story.
At the close, I would like to thank Epic Theaters for their providing a very amiable theater in which to view this (and other) films and recommend that you go to one of their several local locations for your next cinematic experience.