Wednesday, March 5, 2008

American Gangster by Ridley Scott

This review is a little behind being that Ridely Scott's new film hit cinemas in October, but I was not able to make it to the theatre to see it, and it just came out on DVD. Scott's new film is a brutal exercise in filmmaking that rivals the kind of crime films by Michael Mann and Martin Scorsese. Denzel Washington plays Frank Lucas with a viciousness that has been admired by everyone from critics to the real Frank Lucas.

****

1 comment:

Nick Plowman said...

Hey :)

I thought American Gangster was better than many people were saying, I quite enjoyed it. Ridley Scott has been disappointing me for a while, and he did not fully make it up to me with A.Gangster, but he is on his way.

Having said that, I would still like to get the film on DVD and see it again.