In light of the Colorado theater shootings last year, director Ruben Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad” was delayed for almost 5 months with its release. This was because the filmmakers wanted time to remove a similar scene in the film which at this moment some may deem tasteless. I guess this would not be an excuse as to why the film felt like this generation’s “The Untouchables” meeting “Dick Tracy” with some inspiration taken from the fantastic “L.A. … more
Gangster Squad is just the kind of movie you need every once in a while. A true turn you're brain off experience. It won't insult you're intelligence and it won't insult you with being really stupid either. It's just fun. You can call the twists before they happen, the double cross as it's happening and the way things will work out. The guy who couldn't shoot straight will when it counts and you guessed it, throw in some pathos and a pat … more
Average period LA Gangster piece about cops forming a vigellante squad to stop the newest head on the crime block. Nothing special at all, but not a waste of time either, just don't expect any surprises at all.