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.
Written July 26, 2016
This was an entertaining flick but it won't bow your socks off. Little bit o' blood, lotsa violence but a really good time. My big complaint is What was up with Ryan Gosling's voice???
Written April 26, 2017
Even though the critics gave this movie bad reviews, I actually really enjoy this movie. There are a lot of actions going on. It was based on a true story, and I believe that you can still see some of the scenes that are still happening today.
Written August 28, 2016
Although I don't care for Sean Penn, I really enjoyed this movie. There was a lot of action along with humor. Although a lot of blood.
Written March 01, 2017
Sean Penn just seems to get better and better. A great film - while not historically accurate it is a great story based on real events and people. Action packed. The soundtrack is excellent and to the period - I wish I had lived in the age of big band clubs. Enjoy!