American Gangster

American Gangster
  • 2007
  • US
  • 2h 37min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Yul Vazquez, Armand Assante, Ruby Dee, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Cuba Gooding Jr
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At close to three hours long, Scott's lengthy cops and robbers game aims for an epic feel but unfolds in disappointingly generic fashion, thanks in part to phoned-in performances from Washington as real-life heroin kingpin Frank Lucas and Crowe as his lawman nemesis Richie Roberts.

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American Gangster

15 Nov 20073 stars

Ridley Scott’s American Gangster opens with callous urban cruelty as a man is tied to a chair, doused with petrol and set on fire. But the reasons behind this violent act are less to do with anarchy than with good business, or at least that’s the lesson…

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