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American Gangster, 2007
American Gangster
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: Steven Zaillian
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  157 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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IMDB 7.8

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Solid from beginning to end, but it's too predictable and doesn't take any chances. Denzel's character needed more backstory and, IMO, Russell is not a good fit for a Jersey cop. The happy ending feels like a segue into Lethal Weapon 5... not what I...
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04.February.2011 |  by: techvw
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techvw rated this title
I can't argue that the performances were great. Even the large number of rap stars that played Denzel's brothers were fine. My problem with this movie is that I have seen it done before a dozen times. How many times can I see a drug lord rise to...
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21.September.2010 |  by: Josh Baltzell
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Josh Baltzell rated this title
PUT ASIDE YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND ENJOY AN INTELLIGENT CRIME THRILLER AND ONE OF THE BETTER FILMS OF 07. Based on a true story American Gangster has a clear story line with heros who are flawed and bad guys who are trusted by the public. Some loved...
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22.March.2009 |  by: prozac pop
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prozac pop rated this title
You know you've just seen a great movie when you're left feeling sorry for the bad guy. Nobody could have played Denzel Washington's part better, and a fine job by Russell Crowe as well. If the story alone doesn't fascinate you, it may be time to...
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20.March.2009 |  by: Danny
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Danny rated this title
Excellent acting and a good script keeps "American Gangster" moving and interesting. I feared the worst when I realized it was 2-1/2 hours long -- but it easily held my interest right through the very end. A nice touch: the background interweaving...
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19.March.2009 |  by: Vic
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Vic rated this title
Good movie, I liked how it got you invested in the characters, I knew the ending,or part of it, and with that when it happened I still felt bad for the people it happened too, its hard to write it to not give away plot, but the "second" ending was...
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19.March.2009 |  by: Crazyloc
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Crazyloc rated this title
the black godfather
Ridley Scott made another masterpiece. This movie is exciting and thrilling. There are two intersecting stories. One is about an honest and fearless cop (Russell Crowe who's great here) among dirty cops, a lot like in Serpico. The other is about a...
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28.August.2008 |  by: fletcher.munson
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