It may speak to the year or the film itself, but David O. Russell’s American Hustle exploded on the scene, arriving to quickly become an Oscar front runner, and netting ten nominations in the process (while also grossing nearly $150 Million at the box office). But by the time of the awards ceremony, Hustle went home empty handed, even though stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence we all nominated. The film turned out to be all sizzle and no steak. Which is actually the story of the movie as two hustlers are put on the spot by the FBI to help catch bigger swindlers.
Hit the jump for my American Hustle Blu-ray review.