Quick Hits Movie Review: Gangster Squad

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A crime drama chronicling the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles during the 1940s and 50s. Based on the Los Angeles Times' seven part series titled "Tales From the Gangster Squad", the film stars Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Josh Brolin & Giovanni Ribisi.
3.5

Quick Hits Movie Review: "Gangster Squad" -

“Who’s the Tomato?” That is just one of the great lines spoken by Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) and company including: the villain Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), the cop Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin), and the dame Grace Faraday (Emma Stone). 

Gangster Squad definitely has it’s cliche moments but overall it is an enjoyable movie.  Sean Penn’s character Mickey was a little overwhelming for me, but I guess that is what these movies are all about.  You will get action, drama, comedy and everything in between when you see this movie, not to mention you get Nick Nolte as the Chief of Police.  I really liked Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling’s performance but I didn’t find Emma Stone’s performance to be what I thought it would be.  No matter, if you are into gangster movies than this is definitely for you. 

Theater vs. Home Release: Home Release