Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) in this powerful, epic story. Armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multimillion-dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. American Gangster Unrated includes over 18 minutes of additional footage not shown in theaters and an alternate ending!

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4.3 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

80% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: American Gangster is a gritty and entertaining throwback to classic gangster films, with its lead performers firing on all cylinders.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Violent, drug-fueled drama isn't for kids.

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