Set in the 1970s, director/co-writer David O. Russell's smart, sharp-tongued comedy uses the facts of the ABSCAM scandal to spin the sort-of-true story of a New Jersey con man (Christian Bale) and his partner (Amy Adams), pressured to help an ambitious FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) bust a charismatic mayor (Jeremy Renner) about to engage in corruption. The sting threatens to unravel when the hustler's batty wife (Jennifer Lawrence) wants a piece of the action. Louis C.K., Saïd Taghmaoui co-star. 138 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS; Subtitles: English (SDH); "making of" featurette; deleted scenes; extended scenes.