"A thoroughly entertaining 157 minutes!
<em>'American Gangster'</em> delivers in every area it needs to. Enthralling premise, immaculate music, phenomenal casting and great pacing. I was surprised slightly with how it finishes, but it's far and away from a disappointing/underwhelming conclusion.
Not much really needs to be said about Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. They're exactly how you'd expect them to be, outstanding! Washington is fantastic as Frank, while Crowe is superb as Richi"
"Denzel Washington is cold blooded as Frank Lucas and Russell Crowe is a beacon of integrity as the cop who tries to bring him down. It's awesome seeing Frank outsmart and out muscle his competition until he goes up against a man who won't be comprised. Great story, masterfully told by Ridley Scott and acted by an outstanding cast."
"Quite a disappointed since it is really as much as you expect, but nothing new.
Washington and Russell perform really well, so, as a characters movie, it works. It doesn't work at all as a biopic. Too much Hollywood on it."