Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) has 1949 Los Angeles in an iron fist, as he accumulates a fortune from drugs, prostitution and gambling. Cohen has an army of paid goons at his disposal, but he also has certain policemen and politicians in his pocket. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest cop, until Los Angeles Police Department mavericks, Sgts. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), form a secret crew to bring Cohen to justice.
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Producer: Bruce Berman, Kevin McCormick, Michael Tadross, Dan Lin, Ruben Fleischer, Paul Lieberman
Cast: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin, Robert Patrick, Ryan Gosling, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael PeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â±a, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone
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Not the important film the trailers or the cast would lead you to believe, but instead a kind of throw-back to 80's action. Full of one-liners and cliche plot devices, the film will probably find a home in man caves around the world, but ultimately it feels like a waist of potential. R for extreme violence and a few four letter tirades, Gangster Squad is often daring the audience to watch its next gross out act. If you're OK with that, and in the mood for an empty action flick, Gangster Squad is fine. However, I'm half-surprised I remembered it long enough to write this review.January 8th, 2013 · Details
Terrific movie , picture , plot and action scenes . The movie brings you back to the 50's where the gangues controlled L.A. The action scenes are my favorite as well as Sean Pen's role ( he is remarkable ).The movie gas strong language with several F bombs dropped along the way.May 1st, 2013 · Details
Gangster Squad‚Äù looks right. The cast seems ideal. Bits and pieces here and there entertain. But it never really comes together in a satisfying way, and given the talent involved, that adds up to a big disappointment... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
The film contains a vigilantism theme, scenes of gruesome, bloody violence, a premarital situation, brief partial nudity, numerous uses of profanity and much rough and crude language... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
‚ÄúGangster Squad‚Äù is a gang-war drama built on Western conventions, a rootin‚Äô tootin‚Äô, Camel-smokin‚Äô, whiskey swillin‚Äô shoot-‚Äôem-up about a lawless period in LA‚Äôs history when a small cadre of cops, working outside the law, took on Mob boss Mickey Cohen in a fight for ‚Äúthe soul of Los Angeles.‚Äù... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
An unconvincing tale and cartoonish contrivances make for a second-rate pulpy thriller... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
They beat the hell out of folks, bomb storefronts, and race through the boulevards in their cool '40s cars. And the movie, as criminal drama, goes nowhere... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review