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Gangster Squad


Rated R for strong violence and language.

R In Theaters 01/11/2013 , 113min.
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Critic score based on 38 reviews

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June 16, 2013
Disappointing at best
February 10, 2013
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
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February 01, 2013
What was there not to like? Sean Penn was outstanding as Mickey Cohen, with admirable performances by Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling. Emma Stone looked fantastic, and acted her part well. Nice pace, no boring scenes, and not manic either. I don't know why the critics panned this. If you think you would like this movie, go see it. You will not be disappointed.
January 30, 2013
I Saw This Movie Yesderday & There Was a Nude Scene I Diden't Like it Was Real Quick & I Did Not Like The Foil Ba Words & The Cast Was Awesome Great Acting & I Plan on Geting on DVD Blu-Ray Ultra Violet Combo Pak When it Comes Out on DVD & Blu-Ray & I Liked it The Movie They Make Them Dress Up 50's

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Austin Chronicle
Despite the unrelenting action and the terrific cast, Gangster Squad comes up more scattered than successful. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
His (Fleischer) first feature, "Zombieland," was a half-witty genre parody. This one might be described as genre zombie-ism: the hysterical, brainless animation of dead clichés reduced to purposeless, compulsive killing. Too self-serious to succeed as pastiche, it has no reason for being beyond the parasitic urge to feed on the memories of other, better movies. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Slick, sick, self-consciously stylish and defiantly shallow, Gangster Squad is one of those movies you can't talk about without invoking other (often better) movies. A lot of movies. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The soul of the era is missing, and with it any reason to care. In Fleischer's hands, the high-stakes shootouts are as stylish as a GQ spread, but it's nearly impossible to figure out who's zoomin' who. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
It never really comes together in a satisfying way, and given the talent involved, that adds up to a big disappointment. Full Review
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