‘American Hustle’ Is Overrated
Kevin Fallon in The Daily Beast:
All across the country, people are confessing. They are lurking with only their most trusted confidantes in shadowy corners. They glance around nervously to make sure no one is in earshot, because, from what they hear, what they are about to reveal should bring them great shame.
“I didn’t really like American Hustle,” one whispers, heart pulsing like Justin Bieber on drag race night.
When American Hustle came out, I read so many glowing reviews and read so many praising tweets that I had high expectations when I went to see it. I thought it was a good movie, but definitely not a great one. It reminded me of both Silver Linings Playbook and Argo. Both Oscar-nominated movies that were enjoyable but ultimately forgettable popcorn movies masquerading as serious art.