Thursday, February 7, 2013

Movie Review: Gangster Squad

 Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and—if he has his way—every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop...except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart. "Gangster Squad" is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD's efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

Gangster Squad
Released: 2013
Runtime: 113 mins
Rating: 4/5 stars

With a quite exciting trailer and cast, Gangster Squad convinced me and my friends to go watch it at the cinemas.

And the movie was as excited as expected. With a great story, directing and acting it totally stands out. It was action packed and really need to be mentioned here, with lots of violent scenes. I was really surprised by it because there wasn't really a clue about it in the trailer. I can't say though it was too much, because it actually fitted the scenes. Just have it in mind, if you have problem with blood and lots of hitting...

It was my first Ryan Gosling movie and it took me awhile to get used to his voice, but either way he was really good at his role and his chemistry with Emma Stone was unique. Then we have Sean Penn, who you could see living his role to the bone. Maybe not of his best but definitely a good one. And the third main actor was Wade Williams, who i have previously seen at Men in Black 3, and once again loved him. As for the rest of the gang, they were all great in their own way.

In the end i felt quite satisfied by watching it. I enjoyed how real it felt and how it kept you at the edge of your seat and at the same time it was serious and funny.

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