Gangster Squad Film Review


If entertaining for the most part — thanks mainly to Sean Penn’s excellent over-the-top performance as notorious gangster Mickey Cohen — Gangster Squad is somewhat of a letdown considering the amount of talent on board. With no historical context and little background on the main antagonist, this film is basically a spectacle of “gangsterism” that relies on self-parody and action set pieces for its entertainment value than it does decent characters.

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