If you aren't sure what this Gangster Squad business is all about, go to this in-depth post I did about the movie. Yes, it's a gangster movie directed by mega talented Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and starring the likes of Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi, Mireille Enos (The Killing), Robert Patrick and Nick Nolte. It also happens to look lust like I hoped: a good ol' period gangster flick with a modern twist. Find out more, after the jump.
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. “Gangster Squad” is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.