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Gangster Squad

>Mature 18+ | 36 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) has 1949 Los Angeles in an iron fist, as he accumulates a fortune from drugs, prostitution and gambling. Cohen has an army of paid goons at his disposal, but he also has certain policemen and politicians in his pocket. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest cop, until Los Angeles Police Department mavericks, Sgts. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), form a secret crew to bring Cohen to justice.

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Genre: Drama

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Producer: Bruce Berman, Kevin McCormick, Michael Tadross, Dan Lin, Ruben Fleischer, Paul Lieberman

Cast: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin, Robert Patrick, Ryan Gosling, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone


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Rated R Strong Violence|Language

  • 5 of 10 Sex & Nudity
  • 9 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 7 of 10 Profanity

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Not the important film the trailers or the cast would lead you to believe, but instead a kind of throw-back to 80's action. Full of one-liners and cliche plot devices, the film will probably find a home in man caves around the world, but ultimately it feels like a waist of potential.

    R for extreme violence and a few four letter tirades, Gangster Squad is often daring the audience to watch its next gross out act. If you're OK with that, and in the mood for an empty action flick, Gangster Squad is fine. However, I'm half-surprised I remembered it long enough to write this review.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Terrific movie , picture , plot and action scenes . The movie brings you back to the 50's where the gangues controlled L.A. The action scenes are my favorite as well as Sean Pen's role ( he is remarkable ).The movie gas strong language with several F bombs dropped along the way.

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  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Gangster Squad” looks right. The cast seems ideal. Bits and pieces here and there entertain. But it never really comes together in a satisfying way, and given the talent involved, that adds up to a big disappointment... <a href="http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/movies/articles/20130109gangster-squad-movie-review-goodykoontz.html" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>

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  • (Female)

    Mature 17+ | Worth Your Time

    It's ok... Definitely not for any younger than 17 or 18

  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    The film contains a vigilantism theme, scenes of gruesome, bloody violence, a premarital situation, brief partial nudity, numerous uses of profanity and much rough and crude language... <a href="http://www.catholicnews.com/data/movies/13mv005.htm" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>

  • (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Oddly entertaining... <a href="http://www.michaelmedved.com/movie-review/gangster-squad/" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    An unconvincing tale and cartoonish contrivances make for a second-rate pulpy thriller... <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/01/10/gangstser-squad-review/1810375/" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>

  • (Male) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    They beat the hell out of folks, bomb storefronts, and race through the boulevards in their cool '40s cars. And the movie, as criminal drama, goes nowhere... <a href="http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20657867,00.html" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>

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