American Gangster - 2007 (R)


Year of Release: 2007
Rated: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Approx. Running Time: 160 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

Trailer: Product Description:

Academy AwardŽ winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) for an epic story as powerful as it is true. Armed with ruthless, street-wise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multi-million dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. American Gangster is "a brutal and brilliant film" (Pete Hammond, Maxim)

My Comments:

Although it had strong performances and great attention to detail, the pacing had me checking my watch and the subject matter really didn't interest me. However, if you like this sort of thing, this may be the movie for you. For me, I would have had no desire to see it at all had it not starred Russell Crowe.

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Rated R (MPAA)
3 Stars
2007 (Year Of Release)
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