Ground control to Ridley Scott? Do you read? Come in Ridley Scott!? Hollywood, we have a problem!
Just saw the new Ridley Scott movie American Gangster. IMDb.com has it
rated at 8.2/10 but I just don't get it. I remember when Scorseses
Gangs of New York came out. I just could not wait to see it. Man, did
that movie bomb. And damn did American Gangster disappoint too. It's
not that the casting and acting was bad. Actually they were both great.
It was the direction and the storytelling that lacked big time. At no
time during the nearly 3 hours the movie played did I connect with any
of the characters. It was like a summary of a 'true story'. There were
some promising bits in the movie that could have made this a much
better experience, but it never delivered. Yes, I was entertained for
nearly 3 hours but I was also entertained by the movie Shoot 'm up,
maybe even more. The only reason I would rate American Gangster higher
is the powerhouse cast. That and the bad direction is the only thing
that stands out. Ridley, please don't miss twice in a row like Scorsese
did with his two gangster movies: Gangs of New York and The Departed
(which only won an Oscar because Scorsese was overdue for one). The
Ridley Scoot that I knew: Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down,
Kingdom of Heaven, The Company, (and I could go on, but I won't do that
because it will ruin his track record), was the guru film director, the
Yoda of movies, the godfather of cinema. Now he has straid from the
path and has now become a mediocre director. Please find your way back.
Preferably before your next movie, please. The same goes for Scorsese!.
aston watch Are You Scared? movie
i like the actor i like the movie.
mikeokey watch Time Bandits movie
American Gangstar-Denzel Washington can be said to be one of America's most realistic actors. wise in judgement and knows perfectly when to pull the trigger. But one good thing is that the long arm of the law preserves no defaulter..
naynay382 watch The Long Weekend movie
cookout: was a good movie . It funny and it is family orintated .
moesje watch Money For Nothing movie
a.sebhat watch The Warrior's Way movie
american gangster is one of the greatest movies i've ever seen.
This was denzels second best movie ti should of played baseball.
This was an excellent movie.
Plot line: 1) Small time thug makes it big within a crime family (which
the movie doesn't explain, the audience is just supposed to accept
this- wouldn't other top guys in the family have an issue with the
driver being the new lead? I think so) 2) Gets involved with drugs 3)
Makes a lot of money from drugs 4) Has a beauty queen wife (oh my god,
she almost got caught in an attempted hit on her Mafioso husband! No
way! What an interesting, ground-breaking twist!) 5) Gets caught by the
most stereotypical cop in film today (bad father, womanizer, the cop
with a conscience) Anyone seen this before? Go to Netflix and look at
the "Crime drama" category, and there's an endless list of films that
follow this same plot line, but are much much better.
The movie had way too many loose ends and unfinished details that the
audience can usually deal with, but not when there are so many (ex. How
does Lucas always seem to catch his guy in Bangkok right by the phone,
twice in a crowded bar, and once in a massage parlor, every time he
calls?). There are so many other examples of these unrealistic, at
first annoying, but by the end film-ruining, instances if you'd like
If people weren't praising this film as Oscar worthy, I would say that
it's on OK film. But because people seem to be so taken by it, the film
is that much worse.
It's Blow for black people, with worse acting, casting, plot lines,
suspense, and dialog. I would rather chew a foot off than see this