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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sean Penn
Ryan Gosling
Josh Brolin
Anthony Mackie
Michael Pena
Bryan Cranston
Directors
Ruben Fleischer
Screenwriters
Will Beall
Running Time
113 minutes

Gangster Squad
The Untouchables with a tan


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Plot
Mickey Cohen (Penn) has LA by the balls. With the crime boss controlling police and judges, who can stop him? Answer: a team of fearless cops who go by the name of the Gangster Squad.


Verdict
Sean Penn’s not been this fun since Jeff Spicoli and there’s plenty of rip-roaring action, but Gangster Squad proves a minor entry in the annals of LA noir.


Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen

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