Director: Ridley Scott Run Time: 157 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2007
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Denzel Washington, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ruby Dee, Russell Crowe, RZA
Ruby Dee was widely lauded, and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, for her role as Denzel Washington’s mother in this gangster epic from Ridley Scott. Washington plays real life drug kingpin Frank Lucas and Russell Crowe portrays Newark detective Richie Roberts who eventually brough Lucas down. Brattle Debut!
“A guaranteed shot of pure heart-pumping entertainment.” – Stella Papamichael, BBC.com