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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Josh Brolin , Ryan Gosling , Nick Nolte , Robert Patrick , Michael Peña , Giovanni Ribisi , Anthony Mackie , Emma Stone

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Gangster Squad (2013)

Release Date: January 11th, 2013|1 hr. 50 min.

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fan reviews ( 35 )
  • This movie made my ears hurt. Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and James Ellroy could have turned this pulp into insinuating jazz. What's here is a cartoonish bore. show more

  • Josh Brolin plays the leader of the gangster squad as a kind of dedicated dunce, which is appropriate considering their clumsy antics. Ryan Gosling has more nuance as his right-hand man, but Emma Stone is completely out of her element as a slinky film noir heroine, a walking anachronism. show more

  • In the last five minutes the film shifts gears and offers a tribute to law enforcement. But this tacked-on resolution is as sticky and fake as Sean Penn's make-up job. show more

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  • June 16, 2013 tgolf3
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    Disappointing at best

  • February 10, 2013 martysk
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    What Mickey Cohen is this movie about? As for \"keeping the Mob out of L.A.\" what about the Unions in the movie industry? Mickey had connections through Bugsy Siegal and Meyer Lansky. They weren\'t the mob? As for the cop squad, they turned into gangsters too; just killing thugs. So it was just a shoot em up. Nothing more.

  • February 01, 2013 ryanjhawbecker
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    to read my review go to www.ryanhawbecker.com

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