Gangster Squad

This film starts with a very deliberate 1940s style film noir narrative, which began to draw me in, and which fit very well with the trailers I’d seen.

But for some reason it then took on a comic book feel and it was downhill from there.

Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling should have been more than enough muscle to front up a tough gangster movie, but Penn hams it up, Brolin underplays and Gosling is disappointingly wishywashy (and seems to have overdone the lipgloss for some reason).

Emma Stone in the first part of the film captures the 40s attitude and looks of the femme fatale perfectly, but then even she turns into a bit of a wimp to be honest.


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