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American Gangster

A Movie Reel

American Gangster: 8 out of 10.

In 2006 I was invited to a world premiere of a Ridley Scott directed film starring Russell Crowe.  The film I saw that night couldn't hold a candle to this gem of a flick chronicling the rise and fall of Frank Lucas.

I saw this movie on DVD so I got to see the 176 minute unrated version.  I had to break it up over two night, because that's just too long, but I was never bored and I was left wanting more.  I didn't know much about Lucas going in and that made it all the sweeter.

Hey Ridley, avoid the romantic comedies.

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