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#Plot 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.
#Trivia Frank Lucas and Richie Roberts were on-set consultants to director Ridley Scott and the crew throughout filming.
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  •   thecinema_man "American Gangster" Film Review by Blake Schwarz, "The Cinema Man"

    One aspect of this movie that really stood out to me as I watched it was that, since the story follows both gangsters and cops, neither side is portrayed as either a protagonist or an antagonist. Sure, there are "good" guys and "bad" guys, or the more morally inclined versus the less, but both sides- namely Russell Crowe's detective Richie Roberts and Denzel Washington's gangster Frank Lucas- were portrayed as heroes with different perspectives. And that was something that made this film very interesting and tense, but most of all, entertaining. The extended cut of this film is 3 hours long but it all went by so fast because of the engaging story, brilliant performances, great characters and direction that was so inclusive to the audience. There may be better gangster films in existence but this for sure has to be one of my favorite ones. I was so captivated in the story from start to finish, all the way through which can be attributed to the great characters and plot. The beginning, seeing Lucas' rags-to-riches rise to power, was great but I was worried that the film would slow down afterwards; it didn't. That's when the film got really interesting once Roberts started to hunt Lucas down and the law enforcement cat-and-mouse commenced. 1h
  •   thecinema_man (Review Continued) Like I said at the beginning, sure there are "good" and "bad" guys, but there is an equal amount of emphasis between them so that they are both protagonists- just on opposite sides of things as was with Rush and as I hope there will be with Civil War. Another thing that sometimes brings down movies is an over abundance of side plots and supporting characters, but in this case all of that actually added to the movie for me. Seeing in getting to know Lucas' family made the movie all the more interesting because they established and maintained a family dynamic for him and kept the character likable even as he blows people's heads off just for being disrespectful. The side story with Roberts, which is about his divorce and wanting to keep custody of his son, added a lot for him and showed us that he's not just another cop, which would have made him more of an antagonist for Lucas. Both characters really helped round out the story and the supporting characters helped flush them out a lot as well, and they're what the story relies on so it's important that they were handled well. Overall, I thought this was an absolutely fantastic film with great characters, a fantastic story and stellar direction by Ridley Scott which made me feel like I was a part of the film. This movie deserves a solid /10 in my eyes. Again, may just be my favorite gangster film. As always, comment your opinions of the film respectfully and subjectively if you've seen it or vote on something else for me to review! Thanks for reading and I'll see you soon! 1h

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alcoholoco Eğlencenin tadı Zorlu Center PSM'de Russell Crowe'un yönetmenliğini yaptığı; Cem Yılmaz ve Yılmaz Erdoğan’ın oynadığı “Son Umut” filminin galasında! (5.12.2014) #SonUmut #RussellCrowe #CemYılmaz#YılmazErdoğan #VIP #kırmızı #tbt #throwback #drinks #TeamAlcoholoco #alcoholoco #fun #workhardpartyharder #EğlenceninTadı #Alcoholoco #istanbul 3h

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  •   skeeter49 This man has IT what ever that "IT" factor is it's him all the way 54min

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sonumutfilm Avustralyalı baba Connor'ın ülkesinden 15000 km uzakta oğullarının izini arama macerası nasıl sonuçlanacak? #SonUmut #26Aralık'ta #sinemalarda! #RussellCrowe #TheWaterDiviner #vizyon 5h

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pintodawop One of my favourite South Park episodes. Their piss take of Russell Crowe was hilarious! #southpark #russellcrowe #fightingroundtheworld 8h

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donnyfraser Jimmy is stoked with the #russellcrowe tshirt I gave him for christmas! New uniform for skate demos #drawingboards #esskateboarding 9h

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therussellcrowe Jack Knife !!! #RussellCrowe 9h

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arunquiltha #RACV #RussellCrowe #Christmas ... Feeling grateful to win this prize pack 11h

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eone_anz #ThrowbackThursday #TBT to #RussellCrowe and #JacquelineMcKenzie in #RomperStomper. See them acting together again in #TheWaterDiviner, in cinemas on Boxing Day! 12h

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leeefus But Russell Crowe on a horse though... #hesonahorsebitch #russellcrowe #iwantthathat 13h

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skylargrey Hey #RussellCrowe u got ur wish...here's me & @NICKIMINAJ performing #BedOfLies on @FallonTonight! Thx @jimmyfallon!

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therussellcrowe The Water Diviner... Can't wait !! #russellcrowe #thewaterdiviner 14h

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sj3_937to216 Finally killed that hoeman even he got stabbed in the lung before the fight #Top10FavoriteMovie #Gladiator #Top10Movie #RussellCrowe 15h

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