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  • #16
    Re: American Gangster

    Haven't seen it but I'll keep my expectations in check.

    Just wanted to say that Josh Brolin is a very good underrated actor. I've enjoyed several of his performances. He plays sleazy very well.

    Hope this role brings him higher profile gigs.

    "Trust your stuff." -- Dave Righetti, Pitching Coach

    ( Formerly "stvnlra" )

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    • #17
      Re: American Gangster

      Josh Brolin's my idol.

      I mean... Diane Lane! C'mon!

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      • #18
        Re: American Gangster

        Yeah - I also thought it was kind of bland... and I really wanted to love it. It's not a bad movie, but kind of ho-hum. I compare it to HEAT and SCARFACE - similar stories that work better.

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        Last edited by wcmartell; 11-19-2007, 06:04 PM.
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        • #19
          Re: American Gangster

          Originally posted by Republic of Stephen View Post
          I actually thought Brolin's performance was more impressive than Denzel and Crowe and he reminds me of a young Nick Nolte. I won't be surprised if he gets a nomination for this or No Country for Old Men.
          I loved Brolin's performance. He was perfect. Surprised me.
          "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
          -Maya Angelou

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          • #20
            Re: American Gangster

            The film was a nice ride. Nothing more considering all the hype. I think what kept it out of greatness territory was the mandate to give Crowe equal screen time. It's called American Gangster, not American Gangster & New York Cop with Aussie accent. Whenever the focus was thrown to his character the momentum stalled for me. Some of those scenes felt like they were written last minute. That sucks because Crowe is one of favorite actors.

            Liked the French Connection visual references.
            "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
            -Maya Angelou

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