Gangster Squad2013 | 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.
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
|Niels Risgaard Hansen 2014-10-31|
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!