perfect movie for a rainy day

By pburris
Written January 29, 2013
Gangster Squad is nobody's idea of Oscar fodder, but it met my needs perfdectly. I loved the period architecture, music, slang, and atmosphere. Was the violence over the top? Certainly, but not inaccurately so. I went to see this movie as pure escapism, and it hit the mark perfectly. NOT recommended for the squeamish or the historical accuracy nitpickers.
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An Exciting, Intense Surprise!

By jzactor
Written January 21, 2013
What I expected this film to be and what it is are very different. I was very pleasantly suprised by this film. The great actors in it raise it to a deeper emotional level than most good guy cops against wicked gangster films. Each of the star actors makes specific, distinct character behavioral and emotional choices which increase the intensity of the script which is very simple and basic. We have seen it before in many films but in this one the cast raises it up so it was impossible for me not get deeply emotionally involved in the film and the characters. Most memorable is the horrible violence and reminders of people who have been and still are cut down and give their lives to fight for the right and good. Sean Penn is incredibly, disturbingly intense making his bad guy easy to despise. The vivid colors used and dark noir quality made this an exciting, intense & disturbing experience, which suits the fact that this war reallly did happen!
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Surprising!!!!!

By monica_espinoza2
Written January 13, 2013
I went into this movie not expecting much besides a typical action movie. I was very surprised at how funny it was as well it was. Overall I would recommend this movie to anyone.
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Pretty good.

By strawberrymlkshk
Written January 21, 2013
Although critics will probably rip this film apart for being too original, you should still see this movie. Josh Brolin is excellent! I appreciated the character development. The ending was awesome. Of course, Ryan Gosling never disappoints. The cinematography was neat. I think they could've chose a better female to play Emma Stone's part, but all in all - go see it.
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Well Done

By Team-NE
Written January 15, 2013
This movie was very well done. The integrity of the time period was kept very well, the plot was developed, the characters were interesting, and the storyline moved along well. We loved it.
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