What we have today is a nice little piece of drug pie. American Gangster (2007) tells a story about a drug lord, his rise to power, his drop to dirt. It has a ring to it like some kind of a new god father, just black version. Probably that's were you might make a nice comparison. Here we have Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe , that even thou might not be my most loved actors, make this piece of art shine in it's own way. Feels not like gangster-cop-chasing-shooting-blowing thingy, but more refine, it has more class in it. But yes, not as classy as god father. This movie lets you get close to a drug lord, and i hope I'm right , lets you think he does things right and is a great man. It is hard to say what is wrong with the picture, maybe the bad part here is that it has no happy ending, even thou it is a real story, and you can't change that, you could have tried stopping at the good part, or just not telling the whole truth (it's not to you, I'm talking to the script writer) .
All in all , let me just say that this movie is really good, worth the time, if you haven't seen it, go watch it, super fun. Not the new god father, has it's flaws , but still an A grade movie.