Listen to the Fans, Ignore the Critics

By rrancier
Written December 25, 2014
This was one of the best gangster movies I've ever seen. If I watched movies every day and had to write about them I'm sure my taste and ratings for films would probably change, noticing many of the films nuances, influences of "those that count", interpretations and such. Being that I am a weekend movie goer like most fans, I'm strictly out for the entertainment value and the acting. Sean Penn was a natural mob boss. I liked all of the individual characters and felt they all came across as being very believable; but what do I know, I'm just a fan! The film had a good combination of character development and action, with never a dull moment.
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Critics Wrong!!!

By Dennis in Oregon
Written October 29, 2014
I went to this movie because of the negative reviews... I enjoyed this film very much from beginning to end... Great cast... I may see it again...
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Meh

By doronzoa
Written July 28, 2013
Just Meh...
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Just turn off your brain and enjoy

By 140bytemoviereview
Written December 25, 2014
Take a bunch of square-jawed cops, add one scenery-chewing Sean Penn, give them Tommy guns and film noir lingo, disengage your higher brain functions and have fun. And when you've had your fill of blood, explosions, fistfights and power drills to the head, there's always Emma Stone to look at, wearing dresses so slinky that a Slinky will slink back up the stairs in shame. There, I did it. I used variations of 'slink' three times in one sentence. That required more intellect that you'll find in 'Gangster Squad's entire script. But, hey, it's January, and you can't spend all of the next two months trying to catch every Oscar-nominated film for 2012 that you missed. @140bytemoviereview
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Casting Poor (except for Penn)

By jessejamieshow
Written January 19, 2013
Penn was great but the rest of the cast was simply not believable. Not tough guys- soft spoken wimps with guns. Too bad, great story poor execution.
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