Film Review - Struck by Lightning
Film Review - A Haunted House

Film Review - Gangster Squad

GANGSTER SQUAD Josh Brolin Ryan Gosling

“Gangster Squad” shoots itself in the foot right out of the gate by suggesting the movie is somehow rooted in fact. Sure, there was a mafia figure known as Mickey Cohen, and yes, he certainly had an interest in dominating Los Angeles, but the rest of this picture is more cartoon than history. While adapting a true crime book by author Paul Lieberman, the production doesn’t know when to stick with the facts or create its own narrative, fumbling an engaging take on mob warfare and police desperation by trying to turn it all into a stylized, overly emphatic actioner, complete with blazing Tommy guns, professional wrestling-style performances, and a simplified conflict to extract the most machismo. “Gangster Squad” disappoints in a big bad way. Read the rest at


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)