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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Nick Schwab's rating of the film American Gangster

    Brainless and even not fun. There's not many 3 hour gangster epics that never-ever get out of neutral, nor are as badly melodramatc and hammy as this. The characters are thinly written and completely archetypal (Crowe's squeaky clean cop, Washington's family-man mobster,) and it's rarely entertaining and never dramatic. Scott's only knowledge of the subgenre is the length, making it one of the dullest of its type.

  2. Ethan's rating of the film American Gangster

    Denzel Washington delivers another great performance in this nice little crime epic.

  3. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film American Gangster

    Great performances, predictable drama

  4. CanonFiller's rating of the film American Gangster

    Another example of the embellishment of crime, how it provides a rags to riches story, glorifying the power and street-rep some asshole got from the offscreen misery it enabled. Denzel playing himself, as usual. American rappers getting to dress up like they were back in the 70's without having to make a music video.

  5. Isaac Blaine Suttle's rating of the film American Gangster

    'American Gangster' is a great crime film with a commanding performance from Denzel Washington as true life Harlem drug-lord, Frank Lucas. Ridley Scott directs the film and its layered, tight script terrifically. If you want to watch an all-around solid gangster flick, this story of Frank Lucas and the cops looking to take him down is one definitely worth checking out.

  6. Mark O. Stack's rating of the film American Gangster

    Denzel carries a movie that shouldn't have carried itself into production based on the script.

  7. Star Lord's rating of the film American Gangster

  8. lo0226's rating of the film American Gangster

    8,5/10 La vie de Franck Lucas. Certaines personnes en parlent, lui l'a fait. Un parrain de Harlem des années 60, qui a lui aussi eu les yeux plus gros que le ventre.

  9. jonijtr's rating of the film American Gangster

    Seandainya ini bukan film biografi, Denzel bakal makin menggila

  10. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film American Gangster

    Best in class are and remain "The Sicilian Clan" and "The Godfather". However, compared with these, "American Gangster" is coming very close to them. 4 Stars plus.

  11. el.'s rating of the film American Gangster

    2,5/5 did expect so much more from a gangster film with such a cast. though, the problem might lie in the screenplay and the idea that so much of everything should be placed in the film. it might function better as a mini-series with more breathing space.

  12. msmichel's rating of the film American Gangster

    extended version Under appreciated crime epic from Ridley Scott with a rich script by Scott and Steve Zaillian. The film is a slow burner, much like Mann's 'Heat', with many rich moments in its' period capture. Performances are top notch from leads Washington and Crowe with solid turns from most of the cast especially the non-credited Clarence Williams III. It's no 'Prince of the City' mind you but what is?

  13. yalin karabey's rating of the film American Gangster

    nice story, danzel is pretty good as a half hero half villain.

  14. Minnie Mouse's rating of the film American Gangster

  15. Tiago Batista Santos's rating of the film American Gangster

    it lacks only depth in comparison with the greatest movies of the genre.

  16. Mitchell Corner's rating of the film American Gangster

    Another one of those films people brush off too easily. An all encompassing crime epic with Ridley Scott's usual ease of technique and pacing. Few filmmakers can establish a time and place with such technical prowess. Brings together an ensemble narrative with two powerhouse movie stars in a great gritty gangster period piece. The director's cut is almost a Sir Ridley masterpiece and definitely worth seeing.

  17. Rock and Bull's rating of the film American Gangster

    This is so extremely good that it's too bad it's not great.

  18. Samuel Righi's rating of the film American Gangster

  19. tnzk's rating of the film American Gangster

    I overrated it back in the day. Solid, but it's all about glorifying an idiot who didn't need all the attention anyway.

  20. Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film American Gangster

    Certainly not as typical as I feared it was going to be.

  21. Gianni Naka Candellari's rating of the film American Gangster

    molto bello. riesce persino a farmi piacere come recita Russel Crowe

  22. Risya's rating of the film American Gangster

    This movie works in so many levels, it nicely portray the late 60's era to early of 70's Harlem and America, full of drugs and where the cops are dirtier than the rats. It also works as an interesting study of the characters involved. As far as the storytelling goes, it is downright captivating! May not be very original but there are many twists and subplots that keep everything going and give the characters depths.

  23. João's rating of the film American Gangster

    Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington are amazing here. Truly amazing.

  24. StellaWasaDiver's rating of the film American Gangster

    Viewing to be immediately followed by Serpico.

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