Excerpt: This flick is just pure dreck with style trying to substitute for substance (and failing at that too). A solid cast is entirely wasted here but not as much as your time will be. This movie would make for a good drinking game though; every time a mobster flick cliche is poorly used, take a shot. You'll be plastered within the first half hour.
Excerpt: Upon screening Gangster Squad I figured I wouldn't be getting "Goodfellas" type of quality given the talented cast involved. What we do get is a decent seen it all before based on a true story film that offers up more gun play then plot. Not to say it diminishes the story, its just a bit to much. Certainly if the accounts are true to a T, then wow what a group of emotional less 'cops' from a time when Law & Order was hit or miss.
Excerpt: DONT GET WHY (SOME) PEOPLE DONT LIKE THIS,THIS WAS GOOD FROM START TO FINISH,IF YOU LIKE THE UNTOUCHABLES,YOU WILL LIKE THIS (ITS A GOOD MOVIE -TRUST ME) DONT POP THIS IN LOOKING FOR GODFATHER OR GOODFELLAS,THIS IS GANGTSER SQUAD.
Excerpt: An absolutely un-engaging, cliched, hackneyed, ill judged piece of work. Ruben Fleischer totally loses all good will he earned for his work on Zombieland. The fine grip on the tonal reigns in the aforementioned film is nowhere to be found here. The film goes for a glossy high camp, graphic novel approach and falls flat on it's face. I'm sure nobody in Hollywood wanted to touch the script until Fleischer came along and decided to give it the 'Sin City' treatment.
Excerpt: Gangaster Squad is one of those movies that the critics hated but when you watch it it is super fun. Video: The Video looks great the same way it did in the theaters. Audio: The Audio is Great i was in someways thrown off guard but how powerful it was. Extras: A lot of extras A fun film that you should see if like gangster films.
Conclusion: "This isn't Chicago". yells Sean Penn."it's the Wild West!" The first five minutes of Gangster Squad more than proves this, as a luckless thug chained between two vehicles is torn in half then fed to the dogs. Another gets his fingers sliced off in an elevator fight. And a room full of goons get punched, stabbed, beaten and shot. This is just what we want from a Gangster movie.After this breathless opening.
Conclusion: Watched this in the cinema because there was nothing else on, and wasn't expecting much based on the trailer i'd seen. I was massively surprised how much I enjoyed it! The cast is great, Brolin and Penn are phenomenal in it, and the story plays out really well. As the other reviewer mentioned it has a similar theme to Untouchables but this has more violence. But not just violence for violence's sake, the whole film looks really raw and authentic.
Conclusion: Based on a true story, a group of cops join together to take down real life gangster Mickey Cohen, played by Sean Penn. The movie has action from the get go, once it begins there's punches swinging and bullets flying. The story begins to form, a group of average cops all need to come together in the hope of taking out the big gangster on campus.
Conclusion: Watched this on a recent plane flight. Lots of action and violence. An incredible cast including Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin as cops who chase down crime lord Mickey Cohen, played by Sean Penn, with Emma Stone thrown in as a gangsters mol. It is quite crude and violent at times, but still sets the 50's scene well.