Cast: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Genre: Crime, Drama
Synopsis: 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.
Review: The Gangster Squad is a thrilling film which is unexpectedly gruesome yet, surprisingly funny. Sean Penn is the epitome of Mickey Cohen as he captures the true essence of the character whilst Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone played their roles with remarkable accuracy.
With phenomenal cinematography, Ruben Fleischer portrays the fight scenes in slow motion close ups and flashes which ensures success for The Gangster Squad.
The Gangster Squad
Release Date: January 10th, 2013