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American Gangster Who has seen it?

So if anyone has seen the movie was it good? I am assuming it was but was going to see it tonight. What did everyone think that saw it.
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I really liked it!!!
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Thought it was pretty good
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Started out slow but I liked it!
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A good story

but a little slow.
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watched it wednesday night i liked it!
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Good movie, definitely worth the price of a ticket
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Saw it last night with my bf and we both though it SUCKED!!!!
Slow, bad directing, not enough action....

Good story line, though, had potential......if that means anything

Also had Denzel Washington.

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Also had Denzel Washington.
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Caught the movie a few weeks ago (it's all over the internet ). I thought it was pretty good but a little slow. Denzel shows some of the dark side of himself like he did in Training Day. Good story and good acting, just wish it had a little more action in it.




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Based on a true story, the life of Frank Lucas. Google him if you haven't seen the movie and want to read about him. I thought it was a good movie and I may just pick it up on DVD when it comes out.
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I may just pick it up on DVD when it comes out.
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Slow, but a very good movie.
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I don't support bootlegged movies. It's not like in music where the exec's get all the money. Bootlegging movies also is helping drive up movie theater prices. Something I enjoy doing.
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I got the dvd for $2.00, that beats paying $7.50 at the movies. I understand about how you feel about bootleg movies but I am a POOR mexican, sorry bro!
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great movie. go see it..now..for anyone who hasnt seen it..

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Based on a true story, the life of Frank Lucas. Google him if you haven't seen the movie and want to read about him. I thought it was a good movie and I may just pick it up on DVD when it comes out.

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I got the dvd for $2.00, that beats paying $7.50 at the movies. I understand about how you feel about bootleg movies but I am a POOR mexican, sorry bro!
the bootleg movies are generally dark, bad quality, bad sound, etc. i'll stick with going to the theater or watching it on dvd or a movie channel whenever it comes out.
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i enjoyed it, glad i saw it at home though, its a little long.
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Slow and not enough action. Cut an hour of filler and it would have been a great movie.
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I really enjoyed this movie. Lack of action wasn't really bad, didn't go in expecting a shoot em up. Went in expecting a good movie about a great American story with excellent acting. Exactly what I got out of it.
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Looks pretty good. I hope it's more like Man on Fire and less like Training Day. Training Day sucked, imo.
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Looks pretty good. I hope it's more like Man on Fire and less like Training Day. Training Day sucked, imo.

You got that backwards.

Man on Fire sucked ass.
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You got that backwards.

Man on Fire sucked ass.
Training Day was pretty good.

No way. What didn't you like about Man on Fire? He's a badass in that one, surpisingly doesn't pull punches, and he does an awesome acting job playing a very complex character. I loved it.

Training Day was mediocre at best. Not Crash bad, but still not good.

But to each his own.
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the bootleg movies are generally dark, bad quality, bad sound, etc. i'll stick with going to the theater or watching it on dvd or a movie channel whenever it comes out.
most of the bootlegs out there for american gangsta are actually great quality. the one i watched was not filmed in a theatre, it must have been a copy of a prereleased dvd or something...
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You got that backwards.

Man on Fire sucked ass.
Training Day was pretty good.

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No way. What didn't you like about Man on Fire? He's a badass in that one, surpisingly doesn't pull punches, and he does an awesome acting job playing a very complex character. I loved it.

Training Day was mediocre at best. Not Crash bad, but still not good.

But to each his own.

Well, Denzel being "badass" in a movie has little to do with me liking the movie. But for the record, he was a bad ass in Training Day too.
What I didn't like about Man on Fire:
The annoying and obnoxious camera shots from Scott.
Typical "lets get as much shooting, and killing as we possibly can because this will cater to most movie goers."
Training Day had action, shooting, etc in it, but didn't rely on the shooting aspect as much as Man on Fire did which seemed to use killing as the main course of entertainment along side the annoying and the over-rated Dakota Fanning. Man on Fire is Hollywood throwing big dollars at a movie trying to over come weaknesses to make it good. This movie would have been a bigger in previous decades when solo man who can take a million bullets to the chest was the trend.
-arbitrary plot twists
-predictable
-dull

Granted, Training Day is not great, but I think it's good and certainly better than Man on Fire. Despite that I did have 2 problems with Training Day, but they were not enough to make me dislike it. So what things do you dislike about Training Day?
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Well, Denzel being "badass" in a movie has little to do with me liking the movie. But for the record, he was a bad ass in Training Day too.
What I didn't like about Man on Fire:
The annoying and obnoxious camera shots from Scott.
Typical "lets get as much shooting, and killing as we possibly can because this will cater to most movie goers."
Training Day had action, shooting, etc in it, but didn't rely on the shooting aspect as much as Man on Fire did which seemed to use killing as the main course of entertainment along side the annoying and the over-rated Dakota Fanning. Man on Fire is Hollywood throwing big dollars at a movie trying to over come weaknesses to make it good. This movie would have been a bigger in previous decades when solo man who can take a million bullets to the chest was the trend.
-arbitrary plot twists
-predictable
-dull

Granted, Training Day is not great, but I think it's good and certainly better than Man on Fire. Despite that I did have 2 problems with Training Day, but they were not enough to make me dislike it. So what things do you dislike about Training Day?
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the bootleg movies are generally dark, bad quality, bad sound, etc. i'll stick with going to the theater or watching it on dvd or a movie channel whenever it comes out.


The one that's circulating isn't like most bootlegged copies. It's not someone sitting in the theatre taping it, like most are. Just FYI, of couse.
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I'm just not an action junky. I like a good story, cinematography, character development, etc.
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I'm just not an action junky. I like a good story, cinematography, character development, etc.
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Well, Denzel being "badass" in a movie has little to do with me liking the movie. But for the record, he was a bad ass in Training Day too.
What I didn't like about Man on Fire:
The annoying and obnoxious camera shots from Scott.
Typical "lets get as much shooting, and killing as we possibly can because this will cater to most movie goers."
Training Day had action, shooting, etc in it, but didn't rely on the shooting aspect as much as Man on Fire did which seemed to use killing as the main course of entertainment along side the annoying and the over-rated Dakota Fanning. Man on Fire is Hollywood throwing big dollars at a movie trying to over come weaknesses to make it good. This movie would have been a bigger in previous decades when solo man who can take a million bullets to the chest was the trend.
-arbitrary plot twists
-predictable
-dull

Granted, Training Day is not great, but I think it's good and certainly better than Man on Fire. Despite that I did have 2 problems with Training Day, but they were not enough to make me dislike it. So what things do you dislike about Training Day?
It's uncanny how opposite our views are on this. Pretty much switch what you said for each movie, and that's about how I feel. Although, I do like action, and I didn't think Man on Fire was overdone or "Hollywoodized" like a lot of others out there. In fact, the killing and brutality was a welcomed surprise, because the first time I watched it I really didn't expect his character to go that far. That's what I meant when i said he didn't pull any punches. It would have been watered down with a censored feel had they not included the violence like they did. Training Day to me was predictable, while also being way too far-fetched and "unreal". On top of that, I found it boring and anticlimactic. A real snoozer. Denzel, in this movie, fell short of convincing me that he was indeed a badass, and overall I was disappointed in his acting, although I don't know how much of that was his fault and how much of that was dead on and him just working with the one-dimensional character he was given.

Training Day invoked ZERO emotion, whereas Man on Fire takes you through all kinds of cool feelings and to me, just really seemed to draw you into the characters. The story itself, even just on paper, blows away the plot for Training Day, imo. As for Fanning, she was just a kid! I think she did as good a job any other child actor would do.
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Hollywood, let me ask you... did you like Deja Vu? I can't believe I wasted money seeing that in the theater. HORRIBLE.
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Hollywood, let me ask you... did you like Deja Vu? I can't believe I wasted money seeing that in the theater. HORRIBLE.
Eh, forgettable apparently as I saw it once, and haven't thought about it since. Nah, I remember telling people I thought it was OK, but I have had no desire to see it again.
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Actually it's the copy that was sent out to movie reviewers.

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Hollywood, let me ask you... did you like Deja Vu? I can't believe I wasted money seeing that in the theater. HORRIBLE.
I'm with Jared on this one. I thought Man on Fire was better than Training Day (although I liked Training Day to). Good balance of action and plot while not being to predictable.




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