My Thoughts on American Gangster

Celebrity sighting aside, what did I actually think of the film?

I can definitely say that it is NOT this year’s Departed.

It’s not bad film, but I thought it was a very formulaic film. The entire plot goes back and forth between Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe’s stories. The stories don’t even begin to interact until about half way through.

The film’s very straight forward and nothing really surprising happens in it. I was really expecting that there would be a bit more to the film.

In the end, I thought the film was good, but not great.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).