I thought this was outstanding, just saw it on Friday.
It was also very timely. I thought the speech by Robert DeNiro's character had some truth in it for our time and what we have been going through.
Didn't realize until the end that it was based upon a controversial political event, or alleged event, depending upon your viewpoint, from the 1930's. One that I was not even aware of until I saw the movie and did a bit of reading here about the "Business Plot". Pretty interesting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot
Just saw this on HBO and thought it was fantastic. The story got a bit convoluted at times, but the trio of Bale, Robbie, and Washington made it all worth it. Definitely has some American Hustle vibes to it. Critics were dumb for giving this movie mediocre reviews.
Man, what a wandering mess. Kinda interesting, some solid performances, but felt like David O’Russell trying to make a Coen Bros-esque screwball mystery while seriously struggling to find the pace and tempo that makes their classics snap, crackle and pop.
Also, Christian Bale’s in an entirely different movie than everyone else in this one.