Gangster Squad Synopsis
A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.
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Movie Reviews

Dang That Gangster Squad

By Darkola
First off, I would advise anyone who read "critic" reviews to simply ignore them, as they gave this movie pretty bad reviews. I went with my wife today, expecting just an ok movie, but found myself...

The ganster squad

By capools
Boooooo to the critics I LIKED THIS MOVIE FROM THE BEGINING TO THE END. Lots of action kept you on your seat waiting for the next move. (MUST GO)...

Mickey Cohen Fan Fiction

By MedRed
Based on the trailer and the subject material, I assumed Gangster Squad would be a story driven mob movie. After noticing the sub 2 hour run time when ordering tickets, I realized it would be a lot...

OSCAR REEL!

By foreveraircalgal
THIS MAY BE A FILM REEL; YET. IT HITS HOME WITH NO-HOLDS-BARRED REALISM! WASN'T THERE (JUST 2YRS OLD); BUT, SURE FELT REAL! GREAT ACTING BY SEAN PENN, WITH RYAN AND JOSH HOLDING THEIR OWN. NOW I...

excellent movie...

By agray10
Gosling and Brolin delivered really strong performances..I thought movie was just going to be a shoot em up gangster flick but the story is more deeper than that...Sean Penn gets a good nod as...

INCREDIBLE!!!

By kacihiggins
The character development is so rich, the setting, costumes, & make-up so authentic, & the fight scenes spine tingling & heart pounding! I want to see this over & over!!...

A Typical Gangster Movie

By big_screen_cowboy
Although I like visual period films that's about the only thing that set this movie apart. Halfway through the movie I told myself, "This is nothing special."....

Violent but Good !!

By Stokley
There is a great deal of violence in this film. Sean Penn did an amazing job as Mickey Cohen... he was a nasty, ruthless ******* who you wanted to be blown away all through the film. I loved Ryan...

Gangster Squad

By harpo-rider
Entertaining. Blood as hell (think "almost" Quentin Tarantino) Don't expect reality. Don't expect an accurate representation. Don't expect true emotion. However, if you like nonrealistic gangster...

Entertaining

By susancharl
I really enjoyed this movie. The surprise was that many lines were funny. Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone were all terrific. I went to be entertained, and I was....

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Rated R | For Strong violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Very violent tale of LAPD's real-life war against the mob.
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