Rent American Gangster (2007)

3.6 of 5 from 443 ratings
2h 30min
Rent American Gangster Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
Armed with the ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honour, crime boss Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multi-million dollar empire, it plunges both men an into a legendary confrontation.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott
Writers:
Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson
Others:
Pietro Scalia, Brian Grazer, Marc Streitenfeld, Harris Savides, Arthur Max, Art Direction: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Beth A. Rubino, Beth A. Rubino
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/03/2008
Run Time:
150 minutes
Languages:
English, Hungarian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Additional Footage Not Shown In Cinemas
  • Alternative Ending
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Commentary with Director Scott and Writer Steve Zaillian
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/11/2008
Run Time:
157 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Ridley Scott and Steven Zallian
  • Deleted Scenes Including an Alternate Opening
  • Uncovering the Past: The Real Frank Lucas and Richie Roberts
  • Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster
  • Case Files
  • The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster First Look
  • Hip-Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I
  • Music Videos
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/10/2019
Run Time:
176 minutes
Languages:
Czech, English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Russian
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ridley Scott and Writter Steven Zaillian

Rent other films like American Gangster

Reviews (3) of American Gangster

Not like previous gangster movies, but worth a watch! - American Gangster review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
02/05/2008

I liked Russell Crowe’s role in the movie, who played a straight cop (with a little extra weight!) who had his morals and values against the corrupt majority of the police force. Although Denzel played the “bad guy” gangster, he did have likeability about his character and the bad guys pointed more towards the dodgy cops!!

I suppose by the title, I was expecting a typical gangster movie. Being a fan of Godfather, Scarface, I was a little disappointed with the film but is still worth watching, don’t get me wrong!! Compared to the gangster epics, I did not find this film as violent or deep as I thought it would be – although it still had the “family mob” aspect of gangsters.

I found that the film dragged on a little – often thinking “Is it not finishing yet!” (but maybe that was due to me selecting the “Extended Version” on the menu.). I would advise that you select the “Theatrical Version” on the DVD menu as it may cut it down to it’s best bits.

Worth a watch, but probably wouldn’t buy the DVD

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

american gangster - American Gangster review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
20/04/2008

you get a choice of the cinema versions or extended directors cut,'''at the begining that it doesnt work on some dvd players,;;stick to the normall version as I tried to watch exteneded and sticks a lot,poor idea,

''film now''

good film a bit to long, but well made directed and acted,a bit violent but your not watching tellytubbys!quite differant than you expected,and from ridley scott a well paced and presented version without flashy photo effects,

3 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Made me want to go out and buy the film - American Gangster review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
18/05/2008

Ridley Scott proves yet again that he is a masterful director. This was a stunning film spread over 2 decades which shows the rise and fall of black gangster Frank Lucas. From small beginnings, he gradually builds an empire based on cutting out the middle man and directly sourcing drugs from Asia. Denzil handles the role extremely well, as does Russell Crowe as the straight as a die cop who heads up a special investigation team. I watched the extended version and never felt that the film dragged. The difference between this and a lot of other gangster films is that the main character, Frank Lucas is actually quite likable, in spite of the drugs and violence!

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month