120°
Submitted by alycakes 864d ago | review

The Playlist Review: 'Gangster Squad'

The Playlist:
Manifest Destiny lies beside its essential hubris in the period actioner “Gangster Squad,” but beyond the swaggering idealism seen through eponymous hoodlum Mickey Cohen (played by Sean Penn), the film's saturated grab bag of glossy homage proves its final shortcoming. With his third feature, “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer frames 1940s Los Angeles -- morally compromised, glamorous, and a monument to protect and exploit on both sides of the law -- to adapt Paul Lieberman's true-crime articles into cinematic legend, but in lieu of any sharp insight into the period and its notorious figures, the film's brash, ultraviolent encounters instead build a showy exterior with nothing of import left standing. (Cinema, The Gangster Squad) D/A

alycakes  +   865d ago
They gave this a really bad review but I'll wait until I see this before forming an opinion. I don't go by other reviews to decide if I should go see a movie or not.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

'Fear the Walking Dead' First Look: 7 Photos from the Set

8h ago - EW Widowed guidance counselor Madison (Kim Dickens, seen on next screen) will lean on her boyf... | TV
40°

American Crime Story First Look: See the Cast of The People V OJ Simpson in Character

8h ago - EW While there have been paparazzi shots of the cast on set, there have been no official image... | TV
40°

TMNT: New Set Pics Feature Stephen Amell In Costume As 'Casey Jones'

8h ago - CBM We've had an official image of the Arrow actor in his Casey Jones hockey mask, and now som... | Cinema
40°

Chris Pratt Names His Raptors In New Jurassic World TV Spot

8h ago - CB Chris Pratt shares the names of his velociraptors to some young and enthusiastic onlookers... | Cinema
Ad

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Come celebrate the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron with us on Filmwatch and win cool prizes. | Promoted post
20°

First Teaser Trailer For Season Four Of Arrow

8h ago - CBM Despite not featuring any new footage from season four (they haven't started filming yet a... | Cinema