Gangster Squad

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: January 11, 2013
DVD: April 23, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.06
based on 70 votes and 25 reviews
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Cast: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, Robert Patrick, Mireille Enos, Sullivan Stapleton

Inspiration: Tales from the Gangster Squad


Set in Los Angeles in the 1940s, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show under the protection of paid-off police officers and politicians.

Intimidation is key in Cohen's world, but a secret LAPD team, led by John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) are ready to tear Cohen's operation apart.

Based on the book by Paul Lieberman.

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Michael Tadross, Dan Lin, Kevin McCormick
Screenplay: Will Beall
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  • 2 stars "Good cast, poor script, ridiculous shoot-outs (everybody should be dead) and over-the-top violence. generally yuck."
  • 3 stars "not believable in the slightest, lots of machine guns blazing and bullets missing everyone - lousy acting -probably a teenagers idea of an awesome movie but far from it if you are a mature person with even half a it."
  • 4 stars "Very high paced!! It'll keep your attention. Good story, kinda cheesy makeup. But good entertainment"