American Gangster (2007)
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.
Detractors of this film were fooled by the trailer.
American Gangster has been really hated upon in many of the former
posts I have read. Yet it seems like they are all saying the same
thing, that Gangster didn't have enough action and was really drawn
out. Anyone who has every seen a Ridley Scott film will know that his
films are long! Blade Runner, A Good Year, Matchstick Men, Hannibal,
Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, G.I. Jane, Thelma and Louis, and Alien all
ran for at least two hours or more, so big surprise there guys. In
addition Scott didn't set out to film another scarface, he set out to
tell a story not just about Frank Lucas but rather a tale of corruption
and how pervasive it is. One user commented that this film had many
side story lines that "bloated" the story. This is completely untrue as
every "side story" is actually the overarching story about the fight
against corruption in every facet of life, even Frank Lucas attempts
several times to eradicate the corruption in his organization.
Over all this is a great film which really gets into every nook and
cranny of an issue. Don't see this film if your just looking for cheap
thrills, this is a thinking film about the pervasive dishonesty of our
I gave this film 8 stars because i could find nothing solid that
detracted from it, but rather a slew of minor details which gradually
brought its score down. But I will put this film in my top films for
the year, if only because I have been immensely unsatisfied with the
bulk of releases this year.
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