Gangster Squad


Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 31%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 57%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 187768


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Emma Stone as Grace Faraday
Ryan Gosling as Sgt. Jerry Wooters
Sullivan Stapleton as Jack Whalen
Anthony Mackie as Officer Coleman Harris
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750.93 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 53 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 53 min
P/S 23 / 70

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by NoPantsBatman 6 / 10

Almost there, but not quite

Gangster Squad is a team of "vigilante" cops composed by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin), Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), Officer Coleman Harris (Anthony Mackie), Officer Max Kennard (Robert Patrick), Officer Navidad Ramirez (Michael Peña) and Officer Conwell Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi), with one goal only, to take down Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). It's a flick full of action, gunfire, crime and with a pinch of romance.

The director Ruben Fleischer succeeds to make me feel like I was living in the 50's, surrounded by the mob vibe. The corruption, the disregard for human life, the car shootouts, the simple yet complicated life, the charisma that society emanated. It's 1 hour and 53 minutes of a reality that I never experienced and a part of me wish I did. It goes from the mob brutality to the simple 50's life, back to mob violence, back to the 50's point of view. It's a good set of events, making you live in it.

The character development was left a bit on the side, which was not bad, since in this movie I just needed to know who were the bad guys and the good guys to fully understand the plot. And, to that, nothing was left to chance.

The movie has the classic Hollywood play in which goes to a point where everything seems lost, with no solution, only to be solved by an unexpected gift. That move is a little outplayed, from my point a view, but it certainly works to create the mood of impotency.

Even though I loved the 50's/mafia environment provided, and that this is based on a true story, I just can't help but feel that it all looked so simple and easy for the Squad, without any real challenge from the "villain". It's entertaining, for sure, but it killed a crucial part of the mood for me. I have to give it 6 out of 10.

Reviewed by cinemajesty 6 / 10

Ehtical Enforced Re-shoot Butchery

Initially intended to be released in September 2012, the high-gloss crime-action-movie "Gangster Squad" directed Ruben Fleischer and ensemble cast, led by ultra-evil looking actor Sean Penn as legendary mobster Mickey Cohen and solid-counterstriking actor Josh Brolin as Sgt. John O'Mara, enriched by an emerging love-story between actress Emma Stone as Grace Faraday and Ryan Gosling as Sgt. Jerry Wooters before its fulminate fulfillment in "La La Land" (2016) years later.

A movie, which revives Film-Noir classics as "White Heat" (1949) starring James Cagney and more recent homages as "L.A. Confidential" (1997) directed by Curtis Hanson (1945-2016), without reaching the processors narrative qualities by falling into traps of making it a graphic novel adaptation looking thrill-ride of 105 Minutes (excluding end credits) to ensure participation of comic-book-movie spoiled international audiences, which did not fall for the obvious-manipulative nature of the picture, resulting in a U.S. domestic box office failure with just 46 Million Dollar in revenue by 60 Million Dollar production expenses.

Furthermore and unfortunate due to a real-life U.S. movie theater shooting / massacre in a preview of "The Dark Knight Rises" in July 2012, the original cut of the film had been condemned by Warner Bros. executives ethical decision to drop an entire scene of "Gangster Squad", where a team of Mickey Cohen's associates assaults an inhabited movie showing by breaking through auditorium's canvas with open machine gun fire. Reshoots took place by the end of August 2012 to fill-in into the resulting gaps in the otherwise completed editorial.

The months after; towards the newly-scheduled U.S. release date on January 11th 2013, Director Ruben Fleischer, still fighting for a directorial signature of his own, the producers Bruce Berman as long-term executive at Village Roadshow Picture and Kevin McCormick as well as further Warner Bros. executives did the best they could to fix the picture around the lost sequence, which resulted into a fast-paced scene-to-scene continuity-neglecting editorial under supervision of highly experienced editors Alan Baumgarten and James Herbert, utilizing razor-sharp cinematography by Dion Beebe and state of the art digital enhancements with further strong emphasize on color corrections making "Gangster Squad" visual splendor to watch, even though the concluding confrontation of the characters Mickey Cohen and John O'Mara came out bloody and realism-seeking, yet the final choreography of the fist fight seems under-developed, missing a finish upper-cut punch with visual extravaganza of the opening phantom-camera high speed capturing of actor Sean Penn boxing / working a sandbag, leaving the picture in a state of over-sugared happy endings of short-lived entertainment.

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Reviewed by Mr-Fusion 5 / 10

It's a hard movie to love

"Gangster Squad" saves its best material for the montages. Those sequences are where the movie's flair for costuming, bullets and violence are at their most succinct and enjoyable.

But disappointment seems to lurk around every corner because it echoes "L.A. Confidential" and "The Untouchables" but comes nowhere near either one of those. It's a movie that looks good, but wastes its cast on cardboard cutouts. Take Emma Stone for instance, all dolled up in those dresses and she really has nothing to do. And her character is crucial to the story's tension.

It's one of the emptiest movies I've seen in a long time.


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