American Gangster Movie Reviews

American Gangster

American Gangster

Release Date: Nov 02, 2007

Genre: Drama

Rating: (R)

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  • 3
    A great movie to rent on a lazy Sunday. Two strong performances by by Crowe and Washington, but thee is no point in spending $9 per ticket.
  • 4
    Great movie. Great Performances by Denzel & Crowe. Did yall see the Rza from Wu-tang Clan, Common, and TI, all doing there thang as actors?! I love it. The movie had a good story very simular to other cla**ic Gangster Flicks. This is just my oppinion: But I was hoping for a little more action along the lines of Scarface or Casino. just to spice it up a bit. A must see in Theaters
  • 4
    Great flick---except Denzel may not have been the best person for the part...I like him better as a good guy. Worth the investment of the time!
  • 3
    I enjoyed Denzel's performance, he nailed the ruthless and singleminded character of Frank Lucas. I would have like more information earlier in the movie of Frank's motivation and how he became involved with the leading black crime boss. Instead of hints towards the end of the movie. I think it would have flowed better and given a better understand of how a person can become so cold-blooded. Also, there were many 1960/70's references that I didn't get until later while talking with co-workers who had actually lived in New York during this time-frame.
  • 2
    Worth watching. Not brilliant, not original, and I'm not sure how close to the real life of Frank Lucas this comes. Some of the scenes were too reminiscent of "The Godfather" to make it feel authentic; unless of course, all crime families share the same basic story. I'd watch it once but not twice.
  • 5
    CRIME DRAMA: Denzel Washington is once again outstanding. Surely he is among the very best actors of this era. Russel Crowe is very effective as his protagonist. This fact based account of a legendary drug lord is both insightful and entertaining!
  • 3
    I wanted to see this movie because of Denzel Washington. Not a big fan of Russell Crowe, although I thought he did a great job in this movie.
    The beginning was a little slow at first. But the fact that is was a true story kept me in my seat. The manner in which things were handled back in that error was very interesting to me and my family.
  • 5
    I loved the movie. The acting is wonderful. Ridley Scott's signature is all around. Although different, it reminded me of Black Hawk Down. The same pace, amazing action. And I almost can't beliveve it is true, but I know that sometimes life beats movies.
  • 5
    Very interesting, a lot of action, and at times didn't know who I really wanted to "win". The fact that this is based on a true story really kept my interest. Denzel Washington is great as always and actually I thought this movie was more worthy of an Oscar than the cop-movie he did win for.

    The only downside: LONG!!!!
  • 5
    This movie is great! The acting was top notch. The action was perfect. Just a perfect film all around. I have to give props to Ridley Scott. He has never failed to satisfy my movie jones.

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