Movie Review: American Hustle ****

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American Hustle is a truth based fictional movie nominated for 10 Academy Awards. The movie revolves around the ABSCAM scandal. Although  the disclaimer says that it is a work of fiction, the opening credits say that some of this stuff really happened. A con man finds a partner to improve his scams. They get caught by an FBI sting and agree to work off their sentence by helping an agent assigned to white collar crimes. Their schemes take them into local politics with high ranking officials involved with businessmen, mobsters, lovers, and an Arab sheikh. Just when things seem to be going as planned, a wild card is played that could change everything. The fact that this movie is based on a true story is enough intrigue to be interesting. The actors are perfect for the roles they play and portray them in a most convincing way. This is the kind of movie that the Academy Awards like to nominate for lots of awards. The story is very good, the acting is very good, the direction is very good. Standing alone as a believable story that I would be excited to share with all my friends, the movie is just very good, not great. 4 out of 5 stars from me.

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