Gangster Squad

[15]

United Kingdom 2012, 113 mins
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin

GANGSTER SQUAD is based on the LAPD’s real-life efforts to stop the East Coast Mafia from moving into Los Angeles in the 1940s.

A heavyweight cast pits Penn, as mobster Mickey Cohen, against Gosling and Brolin, who are heading up an undercover squad that is determined to keep LA clean at almost any cost. Back in police-drama harness are Nick Nolte (48 HRS) and Michael Peña, who recently co-starred in END OF WATCH, another California cop hit.

This tense, fast-moving film also reunites director Fleischer with Stone (a co-star in his 2009 comedy horror ZOMBIELAND) as Mickey Cohen’s not entirely faithful girlfriend, Grace Faraday.