Written May 04, 2015
We went & saw Ganster Squad last week & it was FANTASTIC! There were a few parts I had to close my eyes on (missing body parts), but it was a great story & I enjoyed the non stop action! Recommend!
Written May 25, 2015
An entertaining movie if you enjoy action films with a lot of violence. The sets and costumes recreate LA in the late 40s very well. The special effects are designed to enhance the violent scenes and do the job.
Sean Penn always gives a good performance, but the script doesn't require deep acting from the cast, the story is pretty weak and predictable as written. Penn gets to rant and rage, Brolin is good for outrage and bombast, Goslin for cool...
Remembering this is a movie, the writer and director have distorted and/or omitted key facts and details of what really happened between Cohen and the LA cops for dramatic effect...but it doesn't really matter...this film is very much a soufflé..
Written June 28, 2013
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Written December 28, 2014
Gangster Squad is stylish and action packed, sort of what you get if you cross the plot of The Untouchables with the stylization of The Cotton Club and then bring the whole thing down to the level of a comic book. James Ellroy this isn't, but the movie is good fun as long as you don't expect much more than ultra-stylish action performed by snazzily attired actors.
Written July 31, 2015
This movie wasn't really on our list to see, but we ended up there based on a good show time. Glad that we did. It had great action and well placed laughs. The acting was great and you were at least a bit invested even with the characters that weren't very central or well fleshed out. Have to say, we had no expectations going in, but we loved it.