American Gangster

Review: American Gangster

14 Jan 08

Lifeless drama

I think, and watching American Gangster confirmed for me, that Ridley Scott has nothing. He's one of Hollywood's most boring directors - alongside Ron Howard.

The film is OK and certainly very watchable. But where's the bite? Where's the angle? The story is told as predicatably and as contrived as possible. Any interest comes from that it's a "true story"... otherwise American Gangster is dull, and shows little creativity or energy. Crowe sank to the same level - the most boring I've seen him.

You could see it, but really, why would you. You've seen it all before. I don't recommend.