Monday, January 07, 2008

Movie: American Gangster


When you are with your partner how do you get the consensus to watch a movie? As for us, hubby will always go to check on the rating in This time, he played a trick. He knew that I like cartoon and there is one coming out: The fog and the kid. He hid this cartoon and instead told me that there were two good movies, American Gangster or another police movie, both sounded "guy"'s movie to me. At the end we both agreed to try out American Gangster since it has very good review.

It turned out to be a very nice movie. It is about a black man overtaking the Italian mafia in the drug business in Harlem in the 70's. What I like was that at the end, this black man cooperated with the police and the result was shocking:
- 3/4 of the police enforcement took bribe from mafia
- 30 of his family members went to jail

If you have chance, go see this movie.


  1. Ya, agree with you this is a good movie.

    This movie is based on a true story.

  2. Anonymous1:26 PM

    heard alot bout this movie. yet to watch it though.

  3. The cartoon being only a 6.1, I thought I should not bother you with it... 6.1 ... I mean ... c'mon :)

  4. Anonymous4:50 PM

    I have two close friends in this movie and I refused to go see it.

    Once people stop paying to see movies like this, they'll start making films/entertainment that don't feed into preconceived notions and stereotypes and they'll finally stop depicting us as drug dealers and the like...

    It's one of the things I hated about living in the US.

  5. Anonymous11:38 AM

    personally it wouldn't have been a movie of my choice, preferring all the romantic chick flicks/comedies but hubby just started watching it on his PC and I ended up following after a while and got hooked to the end!
    Very glad I tuned in!