American Gangster


American Gangster
This is the story of Frank Lucas, a young black man who came to New York in the 1970s. He was driver for a drug dealer. When his boss died, he took over the business, and then cut out the middlemen mafia by buying direct from the far East. His superior product and lower prices soon made him king of the streets. Unfortunately, around the same time, an honest cop took an interest in his activities, eventually leading to his downfall.

157 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Crime, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, RZA, Ted Levine, Ruby Dee, Armand Assante, Carla Gugino
Director
Ridley Scott
ScreenplaySteven Zaillian, from the article by Mark Jacobson
MusicMarc Streitenfeld
CinematographyHarris Savides
EditingPietro Scalia
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorUIP
Made in2007
Produced byUniversal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconA subverted American dream.
15
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconRe-creates the myths.
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconThis less than sublime film has little more to offer.
13
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconA thoroughly entertaining yarn.
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconAn engrossing and exciting movie.
10
24.com
Gugu Mkhabela quote iconA hardcore and gripping biopic depicting the rise and fall of heroin kingpin, Frank Lucas.
15
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconA guaranteed shot of pure heart-pumping entertainment.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis is an engrossing story, told smoothly and well.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
1
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAmerican Gangster is compelling in the same way that many mob-related motion pictures are compelling, but it fails to achieve the greatness that the best of them attain.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
18
ScreenIt
quote iconIt's good, but I was expecting great or at least something different.
13
Metacritic.com
38 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
178 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA gritty and entertaining throwback to classic gangster films.
16

What the People say

Internet
30260 Netizens quote iconA true gangster epic.
17

Average .. 70%

14




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