Friday, May 02, 2008

American Gangster

OK, while there was nothing wrong to speak of in this Ridley Scott look at the criminal side of Harlem and police corruption in the late Sixties/early Seventies I'm still unsure what the big fuss was about. Sure, it was good and Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe were entertaining as always but there was nothing really special about it and we've seen it all before in one form or another. There is a brutal drug lab raid scene worth noting but other than that it was your average gangster/cop film.....good...but average.

2 Comments:

Blogger Warren Wesson said...

With the advent of cheeper more addictive drugz sold as safer drugs it will be long time if ever before these types of scenarios will ever be relevant again.... although some dealers are eyeballing the Heroin again... as an earner.

Doctors getting people wired up then sending them out on the streets addicted.

Steady supply of new customers.

.... It wasn't a great movie. It was a good movie. Movies of this gendre..... not even in the top 10.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Warren Wesson said...

Ridley Scott... from Bladerunner?

That was a great movie.

1:00 AM  

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