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Gangster Squad

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

  • Mr. Beall, a former LAPD cop, has written a script so devoid of feeling that the cartoons blur into thin line drawings, while what's been done with the marvelous Ms. Stone - i.e. next to nothing - is downright criminal. show more

  • Penn's over-the-top tirades and bullying threats are still there - it's a wild and woolly performance that isn't always as menacing as perhaps the actor intended it to be. show more

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  • June 16, 2013 tom
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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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