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Review: Everyone hustles to survive. And this is exactly what American Hustle proves to be true, as all the characters work together, both voluntarily and involuntarily, to get ahead in the world or even simply to stay alive. This star-studded cast including, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Robert De Niro, and Louis CK, are all involved with illegal procedures to gain prosperity during times of economic troubles during the late 1970s. The retro style of the film, from the fashion to the hairstyles, is on point and makes you feel like you’re transported back in time. Christian Bale goes unrecognizable with a huge gut and terrible comb over as he plays the vital con artist, Irving Rosenfeld. He is definitely NOT in the “Dark Knight” shape anymore… It’s crazy how dedicated actors have to be and physically undergo to land a role. Forget about the rest of the film; Christian Bale should win an Oscar just for his whole get-up alone!
I give American Hustle one thumbs up. From the same director of Silver Linings Playbook, I predict this movie will win an Oscar. There’s already some buzz about it, and after watching it…you’ll definitely agree too.