Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad

By Ruben Fleischer

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2013-01-11
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Production Company: Village Roadshow Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 3,573 Ratings


Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town . . . that is, until a crew of LAPD officers led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) wage war on his empire. Gangster Squad also stars Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, and Robert Patrick.



  • It's Okay But Not Like The Classic Gangster Movies I Seen!

    By ShaherM
    Glossy, slick, bloody, violent, dumb, crowd-pleasing, and undeniably entertaining. Filled with every gangster genre cliché rolled into one, Gangster Squad ain't high art, nor is it aiming to be. It seemed as if director Fleischer was trying to tell this story in the most fun possible way, and he succeeds with flying colors. The film is at its best when its loud and dumb but falters when it tries to be anything more than that. The cast seems like they're having fun, especially Sean Penn who has a field day with his role as the villain Mickey Cohen. The lines he's given are pure gold. Josh Brolin does a great job as the lead and Ryan Gosling is charming and charismatic as usual. However, Emma Stone is underused with a thankless role, but it's nice that she's in the film anyway. Overall, Gangster Squad is fun entertainment. No judgments, little pretense.
  • Really, really bad...

    By mattwho?
    Like most of the people who have watched this, I looked at the cast of pretty good, respectable actors and thought, 'how bad can it be?'. But it's dire. The worst film I've seen in a long, long time. It's got every gangster cliche there is. It actually comes across as a spoof by the end, even the action scenes are just over the top and too unrealistic. And a special mention goes to Sean Penn for what the most over the top display of acting i've seen since watching a Steven Seagal movie (never again!).
  • Well that's what we need

    By Recon51
    I have been wanting a gangster film for a good time and this has been the one all over the film is amazing with great shoot outs. I would very much recommend this film for any one.
  • Terrific

    By Samps169
    One of best movies I've seen in years
  • Worth a watch

    By IhavePILES
    Not at all terrible. Entertaining and worth watching, however 'The Untouchables' is far superior.
  • Gangnam style

    By TreyRoque
    I wanted to watch something undemanding and bit daft, and this hit the spot.
  • Got bored quickly

    By Tommyashmo
    To be fair to this film I got bored in the first 10 minutes and didn't really give this film my undivided attention throughout but honestly thought it was a bit of a waste of time. Sean Penn well over bakes his role as the boss. The rest of the cast are average but Penns performance is by far the worst. Save your money!!!
  • way too overacted…too many cliches

    By Surfer Ed
    A very overacted American film, no subtlety at all, in the acting and in the plot. Shame, I was expecting more
  • Gangster film by numbers.

    By Sam22sam22
    Enjoyable enough, but this is a lazy film making...
  • Really really good film

    By Hayleybaby26
    A brilliant film good for men lots of action and good for girl has a proper story film I've watched in a long til