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Gangster Squad (2013) Movie Information

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Ruben Fleischer


Ryan Gosling
Josh Brolin
Sean Penn
Emma Stone
Giovanni Ribisi
Anthony Mackie





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In 1940s-50's L.A., the East Coast Mafia begins to encroach on the City of Angels, but the LAPD isn't about to let their city be corrupted without a fight. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew 01/06/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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okay I was looking forward to this movie but I was very disappointing I mean the acting is good but the rest of the movie forgettable.

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Alex 08/11/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Had so much potential with the awesome cast and great trailer, This movie is pointless. The acting is nothing to write home about and the plot is just terrible. It is horribly directed and badly paced. Skip it!

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Gangster Squad isn't a particularly bad film, just purely mediocre. It's well-shot and presents some interesting and occasionally poetic visual moments, but it doesn't do anything new or different. White Heat, The Untouchables, Bugsy, and a host of other 1940's gangster films brim with freshness and insight and Gangster Squad only recycles tired cliches from those films into a muddled action film that isn't all that exciting. What results is a cast of cookie cutter characters (the grizzled police chief, the jaded rogue cop, the idealistic police sergeant,and Sean Penn as the sarcastic Micky Cohen, buried under pounds of bad makeup) who don't present any substance for the audience to care about and a plot that gives the same.

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05/20/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Watch the films this one copied instead.......

Take The Untouchables, L.A. Confidential, Chinatown, etc, and throw 'em all in a blender but get rid of the all the great qualities of those films while dumbing it down to an incredible level with cheesy gimmicks to appeal to people who can't watch anything that requires the least bit of thought or taste and you have "Gangster Squad". Don't get me wrong, it IS entertaining. But I also find godawful B movies entertaining so that isn't saying much. The problem is that we've seen this film before several times but done MUCH BETTER. No truly memorable characters, cheesy dialog, Penn and Nolte are ridiculously over the top with their cartooney accents, poor plot/character development, all plague what could have been a very good film had they found a REAL director to take charge instead of Rube...

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03/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

two great actors yet a poor movie

With a great actor like sean penn & ryan gosling in this you would assume it would be a great film about gangsters. but it was a big let down, it has a very simple script sean penn is the mob boss bad guy and gosling is a cop who joins a group of cops with a mission to take him down.
you don't see much of what they done to cause penn so much trouble a lot is left to the viewer to figure out, there is no depth at all to the film. the love interest for gosling was pointless and led nowhere.
most of the scenes and dialogue was laughable. the ending was really poor, the last scene of the movie was just corny rubbish, the casting of the lead cop who runs the squad was poor he was just lifeless but so was everybody else to be fair.
real shame to see quality actors star in such a poor m...

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02/07/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Ruthless business minded gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) takes over LA. Chief Bill Parker (Nick Nolte) informs dignified competent Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) that he can put up a team to stop Cohen. He, together with his wife's suggestions, recruits Coleman Harris (Anthony Mackie), wire-tapper Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi), sharpshooter Max Kennard (Robert Patrick). Kennard's partner, Navidad Ramirez (Michael Peņa) and suave Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling). The rival of Mickey Jack Dragna (Jon Polito) and many others suffer from the wrath of the gangster. Everything feels rushed from the get-go in terms of story-telling. An appropriate build-up and clever dilogue, this could have been a modern day The Untouchables.

Soundtrack was fair but the screenplay could have been...

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