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Genre Crime Drama
Running Time 157 min
Release Date Nov 2, 2007
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American Gangster

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

Starring
Denzel Washington Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor Huey Lucas
Cuba Gooding Jr. Nicky Barnes
Josh Brolin Detective Trupo
Ted Levine Lou Toback
Armand Assante Dominic Cattano
RZA Moses Jones
John Ortiz Javier J. Rivera
John Hawkes Freddie Spearman

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Nov 15, 2007 - Bingo Book on American Gangster
Gangstalicious!

One of the best serious movies I've seen all year. That doesn't mean much when you know I don't see many serious movies, but discounting that it was truly fantastic. I crossed my genre barrier to see this movie, it was that good.

Nov 15, 2007 - josh on American Gangster
Great, if you like drug lord biopics

It follows the typical arc - new guy pulls himself up by his bootstraps in the gritty underworld; before you know it he's the big dog; hubris pushes him too far. But it's well-acted, has a sense of realism, and not dominated by superfluous violence. All in all, a gripping story.

(no rating) Nov 13, 2007 - YankeeMark on American Gangster
Not 5 Stars

Very Good Movie, but a bit slow & long. Enjoyed but NOT blown away!

Nov 07, 2007 - gordon on American Gangster
Tour De Force for Washington, Crowe, and Scott

Amazingly satisfying film with tremendous talent and story telling through out. Small, almost cameo, roles by great actors all through the film keep your eyes riveted to the screen. Truly scary and realistic portrayals of the bad old days of police corruption in the big city. Don't miss it...

Nov 06, 2007 - AFarmer on American Gangster
American Gangster

This movie reminded me of a modern day Scarface, black mafia style. Great movie, the ending will have you surprised - yet shocked.

Nov 03, 2007 - mowk on American Gangster
American Gangster

Violent and raw like Scarface. Apparently based on a true story. Only flaw is when Crow is apparenlty prosecuting a case when he is also the star witness.

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