Loosely based on a true story, it focused on two con artists who are caught, and are then forced to work with the FBI to try and catch politicians and the mafia in corruption. It's well done, although it does feel as though it is going on too long, and then to stuff up proceedings further they rush the ending so that the end seems to be just cut short, when they could have spent a few more minutes to finish it well, given the amount of time they used through the middle of the story.As such, the end feels a little out of kilter.
A good movie, but it won't win Best Picture. Christian Bale is just fantastic, once again. Is there anything he can't do? I think he's a chance at Best Actor, but he will probably have to beat the guy from 12 Years a Slave. Amy Adams is also surprisingly good, but she won't beat Cate Blanchett for Best Actress. Bradley Cooper was good in his role, playing the manic crazy FBI agent to the extreme.