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American Gangster Reviews

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July 20, 2016
Even based on true events most films like this like to add more action in places but Ridley Scott focuses less on the action side on more on the story telling side, And it is told very well, With a very strong cast lead by Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe who were both fantastic, It doesn't drag as much as you think given the running time but maybe sparkles of action wouldn't of gone a miss, Having said that the ending was good and the whole tone of the film was great too, It's far from you average American drug gang films but it's up there with the best.
Super Reviewer
July 19, 2016
Slick film making from Scott with some fine central performances
July 13, 2016
An absolutely stunning movie performed by one if not, the greatest actor of all time! #denzelwashington
½ July 7, 2016
looks like the young equalizer on the wrong side of the law
June 30, 2016
Great story that only Denzel could pull off and make it believable.
June 30, 2016
great movie but it feels a little to long
June 30, 2016
Lead actors does the job easy for Ridley Scott.
June 30, 2016
My fuckin Movieeee!!!!
June 30, 2016
unbelievable performance's by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe
June 30, 2016
Really well made film
June 30, 2016
1 title that's on my list.. got to see and every collector should have
June 30, 2016
I enjoy the inter workings of a "gangsta" and allows people to know the intelligence behind the criminal. Takes me back to Scarface, and a must have for any real movie collector.
June 30, 2016
Great true crime drama. Denzel Washington is fabulous as real life drug kingpin Frank Lucas and Russell Crowe is fantastic as Richie Roberts, the narcotics officer who brings him down and Josh Brolin is great as a slimy, crooked NYPD Officer...Ridley Scott does a great job directing so many different characters set in the 1970's...a great movie.
June 30, 2016
off the charts. smoother than training day
June 30, 2016
"American Gangster" continúa consolidando a Ridley Scott como alguien realmente importante en el mundo del cine. Dentro de 20 años se seguirá hablando de este clasico del crimen... Esta es una peíicula violenta, electrizante de principio a fin y el vehículo para un magnífico trabajo actoral por parte de Denzel Washington. ¡Imperdible!
½ June 25, 2016
Based on a true story, but known for some pieces of the story being fictionalized, it's still a really well-told story. Denzel's performance was very strong and Russell Crowe's not bad with solid direction from Ridley Scott.
June 15, 2016
The War on Drugs is just the flip side of the War of Drugs. A windfall of filthy lucre for filthy fuckin' corrupt cops. Make it legal! Make it free to addicts! Make it a national medical emergency. Make treatment of maintenance as well as intervention & abstention free with guaranteed access! Oh, I give up! It'll never happen.
June 12, 2016
Five stars hands down Mr. Washington.
½ June 2, 2016
This is a slow burn of a movie. It was difficult to initially get into it since it kept abruptly shifting scenes and introducing a variety of characters. The storyline development was stretched out, needlessly so at times. When it eventually all comes together, it's really solid and the last 30 minutes build to an attention getting, action-packed conclusion. All that said, this movie doesn't have any lasting effects. Its commentary on the bastardization of the American Dream is mediocre at best.
May 26, 2016
A by-the-numbers crime drama.
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