Written May 27, 2016
The character development is so rich, the setting, costumes, & make-up so authentic, & the fight scenes spine tingling & heart pounding! I want to see this over & over!!
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 May 03, 2016
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 August 29, 2015
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 October 23, 2016
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.