Written February 23, 2017
After reading some reviews that described a lot of action, violence and fun dialogue, I decided to go. I see why the critics panned it because I was actually enjoying it, a lot of action, great acting. I just got a little bored in the middle of it, started and ended really well, just runs a little longer than need be to establish their point. But not bad, if you like stuff like Sin City and Lawless, this should be right up your alley.
Written April 29, 2016
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?
Written January 24, 2017
This movie was gruesome, entertaining, well-acted, etc. etc. There were actually some points when I was literally on the edge of my seat. Glad I didn't listen to the critics on this one.
Written February 22, 2017
Gangster Squad is all out fun with incredible performances from most of the cast!! Personally I don't understand the draw of one of them, but I'm sure the Nicolas Sparks fans see it and while being the weakest, he manages to keep close. Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Emma Stone easily carry this film. And the supporting cast is amazing!!! The story seems a little choppy at times like things were edited out for one reason or another, but if you're not expecting King Lear, this is a great night out!!
Written June 30, 2016
"Gangster Squad" is a well put together film with a great collection of actors, solid writing, good action and drama and nicely executed direction from Ruben Fleischer. Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte and Sean Penn were great as the principle characters and Fleischer really did well in trying to make this period piece as convincing as possible. This movie doesn't go to such lengths compared to other gangster films such as "Goodfellas" but it was solid enough to see and enjoy. It is a very satisfying film.