As part of a resolution to stop watching movies all the time and actually do something productive with my days off, I have decided to start cramming my movie consumption into one extended (and most probably drunken) night of the week. To kick things off (for some reason) I thought it would be a good idea to start with a marathon of movie based upon Grimm fairy tales. Needless to say it made for a rather….. wait for it…. Grimm viewing experience.
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso.
American Hustle has pretensions of being a sprawling period piece a la Boogie Nights. Ultimately though it lacks the depth to carry it off. Filled with brilliant performances, snappy comedy, and top of the range production values, there is a more entertaining, shorter heist movie hidden in here somewhere. Unfortunately, American Hustle is too scared to simply entertain and tries to shoe-in drama where it isn’t wanted or needed. The result is a messy and overlong film, which is sporadically brilliant.