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American Gangster (Unrated Extended Edition)

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Ridley Scott

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About the Movie

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!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 211
  • Fresh: 168
  • Rotten: 43
  • Average Rating: 7.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An intelligent, well-made and seductive movie. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Washington's steely grip on his impersonation of Frank Lucas holds the film together. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: For all its grit, style and atmosphere, Gangster never sweeps you away. It has neither the lurid bravado of De Palma's "Scarface" nor the intimate grasp of the criminal lifestyle you find in Scorsese or Coppola. – David Ansen, Newsweek, Nov 15, 2007

Fresh: Ridley Scott's gangster flick aims high and mostly measures up. – Bob Mondello,, Jan 6, 2010

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Customer Reviews


very good movie! there is minor differences that make it unrated, i think its only one scene. but this movie is the bomb! its a very interesting story but sadly it shows how many people have died from cocaine. but its very good movie.

American Gangster Is Gangster

The movie, however long it may be was amazing. It kept the supposed events in order and even made me want to look up additional informaton on frank lucas. although the story is somewhat hard to follow, one can easily do it with no distractions, the lights off, and some pop corn at their side.

A Must Have Film!

I love this movie. I saw it at my friends house, and I loved the move. The movie has alot of depth to it. I've actually had to watch it twice to compelety understand it. Universal Studios couldn't of picked any better actors/actress for this move. Donzell Whashington is defentally on my top five actors. I give props to Ridley Scott, and all I can say is if you've never saw this movie then rent it from iTunes. You won't regreat any of it!

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American Gangster (Unrated Extended Edition)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2008

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