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).
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.
Crowe and Denzel with a great supporting cast. Enough said.
Fantastic sets that are all shot on location. The framing is perfect and really shows off the period style of the entire film.
Great gunplay and other visual effects. Also a great soundtrack that, again, really helps the period feel of the piece.
I don’t want to be too critical, but it did feel like it dragged a bit.
A great watch for anyone who loves these kind of movies.