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Movie review 1 AMERICAN GANGSTER MOVIE REVIEW Subject: Crime Name Course Instructor Date
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Movie review 2 American Gangster is a 2007 American fact-based film coordinated and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steve Zaillian. The film is based around the criminal profession of Frank Lucas, a criminal from La Grange, North Carolina, who trafficked heroin into the United States. He did this using American military planes coming back from the Vietnam War before being apprehended by a team headed by detective Richie Roberts ( Jacobson 2007). The film highlights Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in their first lead acting parts together since 1995's Virtuosity. Other stars in the film include Ruby Dee, Ted Levine, John Ortiz, Cuba Gooding, Jr, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Josh Brolin, and Lymari Nadal. The review seeks to focus on the rise of power of an organized gang especially focusing on its leader and to unveil that crime does not pay but rather disrupts the economy of the country. There are various plot focuses in American Gangster worth saying. Denzel Washington plays a dark gangster (Frank Lucas) who runs Harlem's initial 1970s drug exchange by removing the intermediaries. Moreover, he gets his supply direct from the source in Southeast Asia; the supply is transported to America using the coffins of American troopers executed in Vietnam (Raw 2009, p.12). Frank Lucas' specific brand of heroin, "Blue Magic," is "twice as useful for half as much" as his rivals'. Lucas' business is worked by his family, whom he had raised from North Carolina for simply that intention. However, he inevitably needs to make peace with the crowd by cutting them in on some of his operations. Russell Crowe plays a real cop (Richie Roberts) in an ocean of law-authorization debasement (the most degenerate cop being the smooth Trupo, played by Josh Brolin) who in the end cuts Frank Lucas down. The film is itself symptomatic of life under American a free market system. The element of insecurity that American private enterprise produces has a certain energy about it. However, over the whole deal, this enthusiasm truly just stays stimulating for the victors. In addition, it is
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