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American Gangster

Featuring: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe & Cuba Gooding Jr.

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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  As the cover says.......

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As it says on the cover = "Absolute Perfection"................Say no more,outstanding !!!

  Along the lines of Scarface, not as good... but amazing!!

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It has such a simple story line, almost like the Scarface story, yet its based on a true story which always makes the film better! Denzel Washington as always is fantastic in this film! Lots of action, and not too complicated too follow. A definite recommendation to any good gangster film lover out there!

  Either your somebody...or you're nobody...

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An absolute masterpiece. The script, the plot, even the music is amazing! Award winning performances from both Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. One of the greatest films i have ever seen.

  Entertaining Cat and Mouse Drama

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Based on a true story American Gangster tells the story of Frank Lucas, a crime lord who took on the Mafia by importing heroin directly from Thailand, then selling it cheaper. The one clean cop in a sea of corruption, Richard Roberts, sets out to stop his drug trade and put Lucas behind bars.

The film is told almost in documentary style with the focus firmly on the plot and characters involved. Both leads, Russell Crowe and Denzil Washington, are as impressive as ever really getting to grips with their characters and making them come across as very believable.

Perhaps running a fraction to long American Gangster nevertheless tells an entertaining cat and mouse story that is intelligent and entertaining enough to hold the attention of most viewers.

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  Entertaining Cat and Mouse Drama

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Based on a true story American Gangster tells the story of Frank Lucas, a crime lord who took on the Mafia by importing heroin directly from Thailand, then selling it cheaper. The one clean cop in a sea of corruption, Richard Roberts, sets out to stop his drug trade and put Lucas behind bars.

The film is told almost in documentary style with the focus firmly on the plot and characters involved. Both leads, Russell Crowe and Denzil Washington, are as impressive as ever really getting to grips with their characters and making them come across as very believable.

Perhaps running a fraction to long American Gangster nevertheless tells an entertaining cat and mouse story that is intelligent and entertaining enough to hold the attention of most viewers.

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  excellent movie

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really good, ridley scot is amazing, it is such a entertaining movie, and so gripping, brings reality to the screen

  These are bad boys!!

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Not a bad movie but it is long for what it is. I think that the performance from Denzil Washington and Russell Crowe are fantastic and they both work so well together on this movie.
Ridley Scott was the best man for this movie and he doesn't disappoint. It's also great to see this movie in an Extended Edition. I prefer these versions to any Theatrical Editions.
Brilliant DVD Edition and a great movie!!

  Meh.

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Gangsters. Guns. Drugs. Seen it all before. It's an OK film but really, not groundbreaking or different in any way. Washington and Crowe are just their usual selves, moody and frowning a lot. Some people fight and shoot each other and nick each other's stuff. That's about it. Next please....

  Denzel should have got best actor for this movie.

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I'm trying to think why i gave this movie 5 stars. the reason for it is because i can't fault it in any way. Denzel puts in an Oscar winning performance, and not forget about Russell Crowe, for the very little time Crowe and Washington spend together on screen, it was magic. your in for a real treat watching American Ganster.

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  DISSAPOINTING

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A poor film, just did not convince me at all, and can't believe denzel agreed to making this tripe.

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