American Gangster ★★★★

I forgot how great this movie is. To no one’s  surprise, Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe are terrific. It looks looks like Denzel is having a great time as gangster Frank Lucas and it really comes through in his performance.  

This feels a little bit like some other similar gangster movies like ‘GoodFellas’, ‘Scarface’, and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ where are the protagonist builds up his wealth and success and then gets too prideful and greedy for his own good, which ultimately leads to his downfall.