Written May 27, 2016
Wow! What an entertaining flick. It claims to be based on a true story. I wonder how much is fact and how much is Hollywood. If the part about the undercover gangster squad's tatics is true: WOW! If only TODAY'S COPS could fight (literally) crime that way we'd have a whole lot less gangs!
Written July 28, 2016
Sean Penn gives a spectacular performance as a mob boss. This film is based on true events when the mob tried to take over L A in the late 1940's. The acting was excellent throughout the film and the storyline good. Two things to be aware of is a high dead body count and excessive cussing, including both the F and C word. I realize that the language fits the rolls of the stories content; but you should beware of it. I would still say go and see this film if only to see Sean Penn's performance.
Written January 14, 2013
Loved the film. The acting was great. Didn't like RG's accent.
The cinematography was authentic. This film is not for kids under 13.
Brolin is an action hero!
Written May 04, 2016
If you like The Untouchables or vigilante justice then this one is right up your alley.Be aware that although this is based on true facts, Hollywood has taken liberties in it's reenactment of actual events.
Written January 19, 2017
The acting was good. The story line was good.. The movie did not need all the violence.
I would rent it and fast forward through the violence.