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Movie Details

Title:   American Gangster
Director:   Ridley Scott
Year:   2007
Genre:   Crime
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   10.26.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (10)
- Alien: Covenant
- Black Hawk Down
- Blade Runner
- Body of Lies
- The Counselor
- Kingdom of Heaven
- Legend
- The Martian
- Prometheus
- Robin Hood

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
10.26.07Internet Watching this after filtering through so many Oliver Stone movies is not a good idea. I would've loved to see Stone do this movie because I think he would've pulled it off. As it is now, keeping my bias against Ridley Scott in mind, it's just ok. It never quite came together 100% for me and I thought a lot of it wasn't quite explained as well as it should've been and for seeing so many HBO faces I would've liked a little more Wire-esque procedure but oh well. It's a big story and lots of familiar faces are in it and he spent a lot on 70s music.

The very end should've been a much better button because 1991's NYC was no better off in terms of drug abuse but for completely different reasons. I think that's what they were going for with the Public Enemy song but... it didn't hit hard enough.

Anyway, I don't really have much to say about this. As a crime movie it's pretty familiar but also nice to see new york in the 70s again, even if it means bad wigs and a pat soundtrack.
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