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American Gangster

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MPAA Rating: R
Theater Release: 11/2/2007
Video Release: 2/19/2008
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Everyone Wants To Be a Gangster - By Jeffrey Chen
Perhaps it's all too fitting that the latest chronicle of a crime lord's rise and fall be called simply American Gangster. The title reflects both the solid simplicity of its premise as well as its cultural tradition. The gangster/crime epic has been an American staple... MORE >>

Impure Magic in Thug's Tale - By John P. McCarthy
America has a long tradition of compelling real-life criminals and a long line of exceptional movies about them. Heroin kingpin Frank Lucas may qualify but American Gangster can't be added to the list. Too low-key to seize hold of the imagination, Ridley Scott's... MORE >>

An American Godfather - By Frank Wilkins
What appealed most to fans of the wildly popular HBO series, The Sopranos, is the same pulse that fuels Ridley Scott's new action/drama American Gangster. We love seeing the creep of structure and civility into the fringe aspects of society -- the criminal underworld.... MORE >>



                                                                                                                                                                               
 
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