Gangster Squad

112 mins
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Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn star in this 1940s chronicle of the LAPD’s battle with the East Coast... More

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Gangster Squad | Ratings & Reviews

"So catastrophically juvenile and style-fixated there is no detectable trace of any talent involved."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"Flushes a classy cast... down the sinkhole of creative bankruptcy."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"A fusillade of bullets and cliches..."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"Slick, sick, self-consciously stylish and defiantly shallow..."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"A cartoonish 1940s shoot-'em-up that's impossible to take seriously."

New York PostNew York Post

"So superficial it practically evaporates before our eyes."


"Attempts to recreate mobster magic, but ends up fumbling into an endless amount of cliches and some horrid digital photography to boot."

We Got This CoveredWe Got This Covered

"An impressively pulpy underworld-plunger."


"Sleek, stylish but superficial. Easy on the eye, even easier on the brain, it doesn't last long in the memory."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Would have been more fun as an animated feature, with fanciful animals in the principal roles."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"For all the guns and gore, it's as breezy and uncritical as a tale from the True Detective magazine that the cops can't help reading."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Little more than another Hollywood wannabe overshadowed by the legacy of "L.A. Confidential"..."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"A big waste of a lot of talent."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"These are good actors, but aside from Brolin and Gosling, they're barely given any special moments of their own to make their marks here."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Sean Penn's not been this fun since Jeff Spicoli and there's plenty of rip-roaring action, but proves a minor entry in the annals of LA noir."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Gangster Squad | Details

R16, contains violence, offensive language & sexual references
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