Written July 01, 2016
A promising cast (mightily uplifted by Sean Penn's oscar-worthy performance) and a few moments of enrapturing style can't make up for two, terminal flaws—the most inconsistent A-list script of the past ten years and direction that's competent only when the guns are blazing.
Is it a waste of time? No. But don't expect the gangster/mob film classic the trailer or the movie critic shills promise.
So much potential, so much disappointment.
Written December 02, 2016
Perhaps it was intended to be a cartooned version of a classic gangster movie but I thought it fell short of what it might have been.
Written October 23, 2016
Too much violence.
If I would have to pick which mob movie was better on the west coast between The Gangster Squad and Chinatown with Jack Nicklas and Fay Danaway, I would pick Chinatown.
Written October 27, 2016
I went to this movie today and I had a great time there was laughing and interesting tidbits about the movie that I didn't know and I live in LA.
Written January 19, 2017
very good movie but extremely violent. my husband and brother loved it! my sister in law, girlfriend and myself liked it alot but felt it was extremely violent and almost disturbing.