Monday, January 21, 2013

Gangster Squad review

Campy, over the top, and violent. Gangster Squad is all these things and more. Now what you need to know before you go see it is not to take it too seriously. It's more of a fun action movie to take your mind off the week's worries. It's about a straight arrow hero cop John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) who puts together a ragtag team of cops to take down legendary mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). The team consists of a smooth talking wiseguy Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), a sharpshooter Max Kennard (Robert Patrick), knife wielding cop Coleman Harris (Anthony Mackie), a smart wire-guy Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi) and a wannabe hero Navidad Ramirez (Micheal Pena). O'Mara and the team go on different busts to stop Cohen and his reign of terror until a climactic ending. Now don't go in to this movie expecting L.A. Confidential or Chinatown. It's no great film, it's just something fun to go to with your friends. Also Emma Stone is pretty good as Mickey Cohen's "girlfriend", Grace Faraday. The story is okay and the some of the characters don't really develop but it's just a popcorn movie so what do you expect? I give Gangster Squad 3.8 out of 5 stars. Happy Viewing! Follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and don't forget to like me on Facebook at   

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