I went round to a friends house last night and watched American Gangster on DVD. I didn’t bother to see it at the cinema because it really didn’t appeal to me, but it was a pretty good film. Denzel Washington always does the job well, although I don’t think he’s as good as the critics make out. Russell Crowe was less annoying than usual, so don’t be put off by his presence.
There was nothing drastically different about this film to separate it from any other gangster film I’ve seen, but it was executed well, which made it worth watching in my random opinion.