Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad

2013 | Ruben Fleischer

It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

Average rating   7 out of 10

Sean Penn     Holt McCallany     Wade Williams     James Landry Hébert     Ambyr Childers     Josh Brolin     Mick Betancourt     Mac Brandt     Brandon Molale     Michael Papajohn     Jeff Wolfe     Anthony Molinari     Austin Highsmith     Ryan Gosling     Neil Koppel     Nick Nolte
Action     Crime
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1940s     Gangster     Gun Fight     Murder     Organized Crime     Police

Niels Risgaard Hansen     2014-10-31 7 out of 10
This is a great gangster movie!

I liked the story quite a lot and the plot is pretty decent put together. Though it is highly predictable, I did enjoy watching it (almost) all the way. The concept of a “lawless” police squad hunting gangsters is rather good, and it would not surprise me if it was based on actual events.

I like Josh Brolin and I think he does a pretty decent job here. Ryan Gosling does a good job as well, though I was quite surprised to hear his high pitched voice. A bit weird, I think.

It does have a few awkward situations and the cowboy-mexican scene (trying to avoid spoilers) is really lame in my opinion. I was also pretty disappointed about the boxing performance from Cohen.

In general a good action and good gangster movie. Definitely worth watching!

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