For April 16th- American Gangster

Fairly condensed: A crime drama about the career of drug lord Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) and the man who brought him to justice, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe).

Story/Writing: 2/2

An epic and sweeping drama with a colorful and varied cast of characters.  Each scene is well-written and fits perfectly into the over-arcing plot.

Acting: 2/2

Crowe and Denzel with a great supporting cast.  Enough said.

Photography/Set: 2/2

Fantastic sets that are all shot on location.  The framing is perfect and really shows off the period style of the entire film.

Sound/FX: 2/2

Great gunplay and other visual effects.  Also a great soundtrack that, again, really helps the period feel of the piece.

Misc: 1/2

I don’t want to be too critical, but it did feel like it dragged a bit.

VERDICT: 9/10

A great watch for anyone who loves these kind of movies.

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