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.
Old school guns meet new school slowed down sequences in Gangster Squad, culminating in an explosive ending that will leave you begging for more. Echoes of Drive, Shanghai Noon and Die Hard will make you smile whilst trying to look past the fact that sadistic mob-boss Cohen (Sean Penn) looks mighty like Marlon Brando’s The Godfather.
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