Director : Ridley Scott
Genre : Drama, Crime, Biographical
Cast : Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe & others
American Gangster is a 2007 released biographical crime-drama film directed by none other than Ridley Scott.It says the story of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan who smuggles drugs using US military planes at the time of Vietnam war from far east without the help of middle men and directly from the source.
Denzel Washington plays the role of Frank Lucas and presents a power packed performance.You will literally feel the screen presence every time the character comes on the screen.Russel Crowe has the role of detective Richie Roberts who tries to hunt down Frank's drug empire.
Director definitely did some changes in the movie the story from the real life Frank Lucas' story just to add some drama to it.But still it's an awesome story.Its entertaining as a classic gangster film.The movie has two bigger-than-life characters played by two of the best actors of hollywood.Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe.Even though Frank Lucas is a drug smuggling gangster,you will have a feeling that this is a good guy.If you liked Godfather,you will definitely love this.If you didn't watched Godfather,this movie is a must watch.