Drama / Thriller / Action / Crime / Period
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Running time: 113 mins Released: 11th January 2013
About Gangster Squad
A stylish and slick retelling of the LAPD's efforts to take down a fearsome drug kingpin in 1949. Los Angeles is a city full of crime and corruption with no-one to fight for its honour. Ruthless mob boss Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) is holding the reins, with a finger in every dirty criminal pie. Having built an empire of heavies and underlings, Cohen also controls the police and prominent politicians. But a small crew of outsiders decide to oust Cohen from his throne. Sergeant John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) are prepared to do whatever it takes to free their city, with the help of beat cop Rocky Washington (Anthony Mackie) and electronics expert Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi).