Sunday, November 4, 2007

American Gangster


Ridley Scott's new film, American Gangster, like most of his cinematic projects, delivers. In typical fashion, he manages to recreate for the silver screen a believable New York City. That, coupled with superb performances by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, is a good recipy for 2 hours and 40 minutes of sheer filmic enjoyment.

Those who enjoyed the colossal efforts of the Ridley Scott team in "Gladiator," are bound to react positively to a near pitch-perfect Crowe and Washington in "American Gangster."


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5 comments:

Nicki said...

crowe keeps getting better and better. i'm becoming a fan of washington too. hbo had inside man the other night. dude can act.

Bri said...

Crowe's incorporation of the US accent is quite something.

dave said...

Crowe made his first good decision when he paired up with Ridley Scott for Gladiator, and if it ain't broke..... I'd work with the same genius director, too.

Bri said...

He knows how to play 'existential,' doesn't he?

Xan said...

Crowe was brilliant at incorporating schizophrenia in his role as John Nash A Beautiful Mind, too!