Gangster Squad

Lists: Drama

Brief 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."

Overall Ranking: 2370 (Rank from 2013: # 152)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 8%
Regular 24%
Half-Popped 60%
Stale 4%
Burnt 4%


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Jackson Shrout88(full review)
Words of WisTIM86(full review)
Cool Movie Guy Dave Randal80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch77 - It's an epic injected with an epipen, a noir with nuts.
Lisa Marie Bowman75(full review)
Colin Carman70 - B-
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Cirque du Cinema68(full review)
Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Tim The Film Guy63(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews63(full review)
Dave Examines Movies63(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews61(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology60(full review)
Lord Of The Films Ryan60(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown56.6(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin52(full review)
Angry Vader52(full review)
David Baruffi52(full review)
Movie Evangelist50(full review)
Colin Flanagan43(full review)
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik40 - A glittering and pointless "kill 'em all" action film that is only saved from sinking into nothingness by its excellent cast.
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Patrick Devitt40
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread37(full review)
Movies Hate You Too25(full review)

People Involved

  • Ryan Gosling (Sgt. Jerry Wooters)
  • Emma Stone (Grace Faraday)
  • Sean Penn (Mickey Cohen)
  • Josh Brolin (John OMara)
  • Nick Nolte (Bill Parker)
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Conway Keeler)
  • Josh Pence (Darryl Gates)
  • Frank Grillo (Jimmy reagan)
  • Anthony Mackie (Coleman Harris)
  • Robert Patrick (Max Kennard)
  • Michael Peña (Navidad Ramirez)
  • Mireille Enos (Connie OMara)
  • Sullivan Stapleton ()
  • Dan Lin (Director)
  • Kevin McCormick (Director)
  • Ruben Fleischer (Director)