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American Hustle

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
American Hustle
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A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle is the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Title: American hustle
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 138 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: The making of American Hustle; Deleted & extended scenes
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Summary: A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle is the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Audience: BC Film Classification 14A
Terms Of Use: Copy protected
Home use only
Local Note: 20140317 sm
Branch Call Number: DVD Amer
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures present an Atlas Entertainment production, a David O. Russell film ; written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell ; produced by Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon ; directed by David O. Russell
Distributor: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Credits: Music, Danny Elfman ; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson ; editor, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten ; production designer, Judy Becker ; director of photography, Linus Sandgren.
Performers: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C. K., Michael Peña, Alessandro Nivola.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital
Other Language: In English; English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities
Subject Headings: Political corruption Drama Mafia New Jersey Drama Swindlers and swindling Drama United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Crime films
Topical Term: Political corruption
Mafia
Swindlers and swindling
Publisher No: 42856
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Disc 3 2303 00333 8175 stops playing around scene 10. Disc 3 2303 00334 5733 plays movie in its entirety. Gotta love that American Hustle because isn't that how the game is played?

Jul 17, 2014
  • giannicalcio1 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Terrible!

Jul 01, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Don't understand all the bad reviews this movie rocked the acting was good the music was awesome ! The story was excellent. I recommend it

Jun 21, 2014
  • COURIER3 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

GREAT CHOICES FOR 70'S BACK GROUND MUSIC. I AM OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THIS STORY IN THE NEWS. REMINDS US OF THE CORRUPTION WITH CASINOS AND POLITICIANS. A SURPRISING TWIST AT THE END.
BRADLEY COOPER'S CHARACTER (FBI) WAS A NUT CASE .2 1/2 HOURS TOO LONG.

Jun 21, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great cast, great acting. Christian Bale kills it, as usual. Nice jobs by Jeremy Remmer and Robert DeNiro, in a cameo. Entertaining "Sting" kind of movie based upon actual events (although not on the actual story). Although clever, I felt the ending was punchless. Maybe my expectations were too high.

Jun 20, 2014
  • JCLElainaF rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Took me watching this 2 or 3 times before I caught everything, but I still enjoyed it. Great cast and well written, the movie had more to it then I expected. You get to see 2 sides to a coin if you will, the con artist and the "good guys", but also how the roles can be reversed and all the things that happen that people know but never mention or speak of, from both sides.

Jun 19, 2014
  • poodlegirl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Loved the cast. It got SO many awards that I thought I'd love the movie and story, too. Well, I didn't so it only gets 2 stars from me...

Jun 13, 2014
  • hugapug rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I think this movie could have been at least half an hour shorter - at almost 2 1/2 hours, it dragged a little. The 70s setting and costumes were fun, but the storyline was pretty thin and kind of confusing. I can't really see why something so mundane was nominated for so many Oscars.

Jun 09, 2014
  • Kelly196 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Pretty good storyline with a twist at the end. If you grew up in the early 70s, you'll appreciate the wardrobe and hair style. Worth watching.

Oscar worthy? Standards are getting pretty low for nominations. Music was ok, and settings were 70's authentic. Plot? Watch "The Sting" and see real plot development. Glad I didn't pay to see it, but as a rental...ok if you want to kill a couple of hours I guess. C-. P.S. I think Jennifer Lawrence should chill for awhile....she will be out to pasture before she's 30 at this pace.

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Apr 16, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Irving Rosenfeld: ... You can fool yourself for just so long, that your next reinvention you better have your damn feet on the ground ... The art of survival, is a story that never ends ... Irving Rosenfeld: Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad, *but* you had to survive?

Apr 16, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Paco Hernandez: Yeah, I think the name of this operation is offensive. This whole thing is racist. What, ABSCAM? "Arab-scam"? It's racist! --- Irving Rosenfeld: When you are offered a favor or money, take the favor, not the money. Jesus said that, didn't he? ---- Sydney Prosser: [reluctantly realizing his angle] Everybody at the bottom crosses paths eventually in a pool of desperation and you're waiting for them...---Irving Rosenfeld: How about "we"?

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