The new movie season begins with a bang. Gangster Squad is a period piece, set in 1949, about Jewish, Brooklyn-born thug Mickey Cohen (Sean Pean), who moved to the West Coast to rule the underworld in Los Angeles, and the clandestine six-man squad of cops (inc Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling) assigned to bring him down. It’s a cross between L.A. Confidential and The Untouchables with exotic Hollywood locations, gorgeous, tailored, camera-ready clothes fit for a fashion layout, sleek cars, jazz music and glamorous cinematography. This is still one of the most exhilarating and entertaining action films in recent memory. Whatever else you may think, you’ll go away from Gangster Squad knowing you’ve been to the movies.
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