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American Gangster

Summary Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver for one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-...

American Gangster

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 38 Critic Reviews
76
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 299 User Ratings
7.7
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Summary Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver for one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-...

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 38 Critic Reviews
76
92% Positive
35 Reviews
8% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 38 Critic Reviews
76
92% Positive
35 Reviews
8% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 299 User Ratings
7.7
85% Positive
253 Ratings
12% Mixed
37 Ratings
3% Negative
9 Ratings

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Generally Favorable Based on 299 User Ratings
7.7
85% Positive
253 Ratings
12% Mixed
37 Ratings
3% Negative
9 Ratings

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Production Company Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, WR Universal Group
Release Date Nov 2, 2007
Duration 2 h 37 m
Rating R
Tagline There are two sides to the American dream.
Golden Globes, USA
3 Nominations
Academy Awards, USA
2 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
5 Nominations