'American Gangster' Shows Crime Doesn't Pay

San Francisco Bay Guardian | October 31, 2007
The film is quite a high-caliber affair, with a star-studded cast and close attention to period details -- but it's overlong, a little too morally precise, and spends too much time on Russell Crowe's character, who is hardly as interesting as Denzel Washington's smooth, sinister schemer.

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