American Hustle is a crime movie that is gut-bustingly funny and cast near perfectly. The film is brought to life with the same energy we've come to expect from a David O. Russell film, complete with plenty of laughs, great music, incredible dialogue, and the best performances I've seen all year. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, all of them do a fantastic job in this film as the people who were involved in Ab Scam, and I can see several (if not all) of them winning several awards come award season. The film does have flaws, however, with some pacing and narrative issues, but they are quickly overshadowed by the energy and life that O. Russell gives this film. Easily one of the best I've seen all year. 8.5 out of 10 con-men.