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American Hustle: The Movie

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 127 (Jan 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Katt Williams, Luenell, Red Grant, Melanie Comarcho, Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Tamela Jones & Da Brat

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on this disc include the Brokebeak Penguins Extended Edition (three minutes), 3-Extended Version (four minutes), and 111 bloopers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Vivendi Visual Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 00088
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 89
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/20/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Britt McAdams
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Katt Williams is a comedian who sets out to be a real Hollywood player. He soon finds out that to do so he must appear in a musical penguin show described as a cross between Brokeback Mountain, March Of The Penguins, and Happy Feet. Katt decides that the Penguin scene is not for him and ditches Hollywood, setting off on a cross-country stand-up tour with some of his friends. It seems Williams knows how to do the American Hustle, when the comedy tour is well received across the nation. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a soft image with generally poor resolution. Black levels and shadow delineation are adequate, and color fidelity is good. Whites can bloom, and details in the brightest portions of the image can get crushed. Fleshtones have a natural appearance and colors in general are nicely saturated and vibrant. Compression artifacts are not problematic, but the image can have a digital look with a hard edginess at times. Edge enhancement is not a problem. (Danny Richelieu)

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