Gangster Squad Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 6349

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 82

Theatrical Release Date: 01/11/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/23/2013

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Ruben Fleischer

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

Plot: 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

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
2/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 07/23/2014

What we basically have here is The Untouchables with a fresh coat of paint but that doesn't make it better. Sean Penn overacts his ass off but remains the most entertaining part of the movie. What's surprising is the lack of action, the biggest draw from the trailers aside from its cast. Speaking of which, they're mostly forgettable. Still, it looks great.

Rating of
2/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/06/2014

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.

Rating of
1.5/4

Alex - wrote on 08/11/2013

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!

Full Movie Reviews

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

"Gangster Squad" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 06/17/2014

A hard-nosed cop sick of the apathetic and corrupt police department is selected to head a special team charged with driving an underworld boss out of business and out of town. Gangster Squad was not particularly well received upon its release, but I suspect that the post war setting and visual style of Film Noir meant that many critics were expecting another Chinatown or L.A. Confidential. But it's called "Gangster Squad" for god's sake! If you watch it for what it is, namely a comic strip action movie with some nice vintage fashions, it's a pretty entertaining gangster flick that's more Dick Tracy than Sam Spade. In fact the whole feel of the film is more that of a western than a cop film and seems in places to be trying to be The Magnificent Seven with Tommy guns. It never addresses …

Matt
Matt
Director

Rating of
1.5/4

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

Matt - wrote on 05/20/2013

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 …

smeagol
smeagol
Producer

Rating of
2/4

two great actors yet a poor movie

smeagol - wrote on 03/26/2013

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 …

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