#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.
Plot: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.
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A thoroughly entertaining 157 minutes!
‘American Gangster’ 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 Richie. You have to wait a while for their proper screen time together, but it’s worth the time it takes.
Away from the leads, you have a load of recognizable faces – I was literally that Rick Dalton meme for the first 45-60 mins! Chiwetel Ejiofor (Huey) and Josh Brolin (Trupo) have sizeable roles, though there’s also appearances from Carla Gugino (Laurie), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Nicky), Idris Elba (Tango) and Norman Reedus (Norman). Excellent casting, that!
I was expecting slow moments due to the run time, but there aren’t any – at least in my opinion. As noted, the way it ends is a tad differently to how I would’ve predicted, but I still enjoyed it alongside the rest of the it.
It might not be accurate on the real life Frank Lucas, but all that truly matters is does it excel as a film? Yes it does. Highly recommend!
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.
A Solid Film
Unfortunately from listening to everyone else I was expecting some sort of masterpiece. That is not what I believe what I got. Yet it was still a very good movie.
The acting performances were also good but not great. Denzel Washington gave a very good performance but not Oscar worthy, it felt like I have seen this before from him. Russell Crowe just was not given the room to actually act. I wish Crowe would have been given more of an opportunity to show off his talent. Josh Brolin gave the best performance as a corrupt police officer. He displayed perfectly the corrupt cop blackmailing both sides for the benefit of himself. I do not really understand the Oscar nomination for Ruby Dee playing Frank Lucas mother. She barley even had a cameo in this movie. It is kind of sad to see how far Cuba Gooding Jr. has fallen not having much of a role in this movie.
What really kept this movie up and kind of brought it down was its steady flow and writing. It did show you some interesting things such as going to Vietnam and having a very unique and surprising place to smuggle in the drugs. Yet as I mentioned before the performances were good but not great because of the writing. I attribute this to the writing. Some of the writing did not allow some of the actors to expand as much as they could have on their roles.
Also the directing was very good but not great. Ridley Scott did show some interesting scenes and had good camera shot. The cinematography was good as well. Yet because the performances were not to great that brings him down because his job to guide arguably two of the best actors today.
This movie was a bit over-hyped but I would still recommend it. This probably could have received more recognition from the Oscars though.
What a boring treatment of the story of Frank Lucas
After seeing the film I was curious about Frank Lucas and read the “New York” magazine article written about him in 2000. That article fleshed out a much more interesting biography about Mr. Lucas.
I wonder why the producing powers that be decided to make “American Gangster” such a boring, toothless cop-chases-gangster film?! And Denzel Washington seemed like a poor fit for the role of Mr. Lucas….too polished for a decidedly rough-around-the-edges narcotics kingpin.
Ugh. Waste of money. Go read the “New York” article for a more vivid gangster story.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 37 min (157 min), 2 hr 56 min (176 min) (extended)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Ridley Scott
Writer Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson (article)
Actors Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 36 nominations.
Production Company Scott Free Productions
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 4,325 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 Expression 500T 5229)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema