Sunday, January 13, 2013

Gangster Squad

Director Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad is a fine period (1949) gangster movie about the hunt for real-life mobster Mickey Cohen, who came from New York to take over the prostitution and betting rackets in the city of Los Angeles.

This film is better than I expected for its production values, thanks to Cinematographer Dion Beebe and Production Designer Maher Ahmad, as well as its script by Will Beall from the book by Paul Lieberman.

Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Emma Stone and all the supporting players give their all to make this period action film an exciting experience for those who love this genre.

I give Gangster Squad a 4 for its fan base and 3+ for regular film viewers.

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