Gangster Squad is a crime film about the LAPD’s attempts in the 1940s and 50s to go after Mickey Cohen’s gang and keep the streets of LA safe. The film stars Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn, and it is directed by Ruben Fleischer.
The movie is based on the true to life story of the LAPD’s “gangster squad unit”, which consisted of detectives and officers who come together to rid the city of gangster Mickey Cohen. The film boasts of a very talented cast and Penn in particular steals the show every time he is on the screen. While the movie has some interesting characters, they get overshadowed by the violence.
Gangster Squad is one of those films at movie2k that will strike you as something that could have been a lot more. But as it is, the movie isn’t that bad and will please fans who love action packed crime gangster films.