Written January 16, 2013
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.".
Written August 21, 2014
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 Gosling and Emma Stones chemistry. But, if you do not want to see horrific violence to not go to this movie. It is violent from the beginning to end....
Written July 29, 2014
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 movies, ...go see it.
Oh, and Sean Penn is a pretty good character actor.
Written September 30, 2014
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.
Written July 30, 2014
Excellent good guys/bad guys movie. More bullets than Predator. Violent but not too gorey. And who wouldn't love to see see Sean Penn get his face beat in?