Friday, February 8, 2013

Gangster Squad: Film Review

Gangster Squad is coming from the director who doesn't have a clue about this reckless genre, Ruben Fleischer directed the comedy movies like 2009's surprise hit Zombieland and 2011's 30 Minutes or Less, and this year's Gangster Squad, but this movie boast up with gruesome, so-not violent gangster film.

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen, 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 and Jerry Wooters, who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart.


A film really lacks something and this film lacks better screenplay and greater story telling, this is sure highly stylized, super cool and an entertaining action-packed crime drama, It's big, thrilling and an exciting picture that deliver pure popcorn experience, I Believe that if this film have greater execution and have more goal to attain this could be another stepping stone for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

The main problem with 'Gangster Squad' really is that it only have an external plot and doesn't scream for meaningful and leaving an impression, It's missing an essential plot and character development, It's an absolute same crime-thriller been released in theater every month, and this film ends up being too cheesy.

It's not big and good as Zombieland and it was a big improvement over 30 Minutes or Less and Gangster Squad is another downward spiral from Ruben Fleischer, Even if his accused of being unoriginal, and that being mention, this film is filled with cliches which is anavoidable, this may attract solid crime/drama/action film fans, but this film will not please anyone.

With some actions, great fighting scenes, lots of shootouts, and a little car chase and mix up some unintended humor, but this is brought down with flaws that are essential and accountable, Gangster Squad may have a great style, intense dialogue, a great and quite notable cast, and this film is another run of the mill movie.

1.5 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Good review. The cast tries whatever they can, but at the end of the day, that's not saying too much. It's fun and entertaining, but nothing more.