First thing first, Bale is awesome, for the way he changed himself from Christian Bale to Irving is brilliant. Similar to The Great Gatsby or Blue Jasmine or The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle is another scam movie, but treated and told in a different way.
The movie is made as a cocktail of screwball comedy with Martin Scorsese influence and Russell earns applause for the script’s puzzle box of tricks. Robert De Niro impresses with his looks, but the character has nothing much to attract. Amy Adams looks stunning and did a clean performance just like Bradley Cooper while Jennifer Lawrence did a great performance.