via Apple:

“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.”

5 Responses to “Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Nick Nolte in “Gangster Squad””

  1. Hopefully I’m wrong, because I’ve been anticipating this one, but I get an ALL THE KING’S MEN vibe from the trailer.

  2. This looks like some good old fashioned tommy-gun totin’ fun. Ryan Gosling is box office poison to my tastes, but the rest of the cast and outlandish style makes this a must-see for me, so far. I’ll hope for something as good as “The Untouchables” or “LA Confidential”, but I’ll settle for something better than “The Black Dahlia” or “Public Enemies”.

  3. I’m going to keep an open mind because the talent involved here is impeccable and for the first time in a long time it looks like Sean Penn is having fun chewing the drapes rather than sulking behind them. That said, the Zack Snyder-esque camera work and tone deaf dialogue gives me more than a little pause.

  4. What W.J. said.

  5. The director gives me pause here. I thought the inexplicably admired “Zombieland” was god-awful and I didn’t bother with the other one. Penn and Gosling, who clearly have a sorta mentor/protege thing anyway, going toe-to-toe will still draw me though.

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