Written June 27, 2016
It surprised me. My husband loves gangster-type movies... I have a tendency to shy away from period movies like this. I was pleasantly surprised how grabbed me and kept my attention. Great acting, especially by Sean Penn. He never ceases to amaze me how he is absorbed into the character. You forget he is an actor.
Go see it. A bit bloody, but that is to be expected with this genre.
Written June 28, 2016
I didn't know anything about the realy Mickey Coen so didn't have any preconceived ideas. I saw the trailers so figured it would be a regular gangster movie which it fit the bill. There was alot of pretty graphic violence but that's part of the gangster era. The movie was pretty intense with a few cheesy lines along the way. I liked it and would recommend it -- but not kids.
Written September 27, 2016
A valiant attempt at making three different movies and cramming them into one. Unfortunately, a failure. Terrible dialogue, plot holes, serious lack of commitment to a single vision. Movie started like a Zach Snyder action movie, then changed to an Untouchables remake, then turned stupid. The acting was totally phoned in and campy, but not on purpose. Sean Penn and Giovanni Ribisi were the only good things about it.
Written October 24, 2016
Josh Brolin is AMAZING! As usual!!! Sean Penn was a hard ass, but he looked coked out the whole time. I don't know he just didn't look like the Sean I know and love. But he was still good. The story line was good. I'd recommend it.
Written February 23, 2017
This was a great movie. It was action-packed and the plot was solid. Without the really epic details of past great gangster movies, 'Gangster Squad' was driven by a lot of weak dialogue and cheesy one-liners and the movie could've done without Ryan Gossling-this just wasn't his type of movie if you will. Overall, this was still a great movie with plenty of action and I enjoyed every moment of it.