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    Flickedup.com : 'Gangster Squad" Misses the Mark

    A group of pretty boy cops go all 'gangsta' to take down a mob boss that looks a lot like Spiccoli from Fast times at Ridgemont High.
    A chicago gangster moves out to Los Angeles, killing his was to the top only to be met be a few honest cops in Gangster Squad.
    Sean Penn over acts as the main bad guy while the good guys include Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Makie, Robert Partrick, Michael Pena, and Nick Nolte.
    The undercover spy femme fatal is Emma Stone in this wildly ridiculous, over the top movie.
    I couldn't tell if the film wanted to be a serious gangster drama (circa 1940s) or an action adventure film for kids.
    It's trying to be more like The Untouchables but ends up more like Dick Tracy.
    The flick-o-meter gives Gangster Squad a 2 out of five.
    Sadly, the most attention this film got was six months ago after the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings. A pivotal moment in the film had to be cut out because it involved a bunch of mobster machine gunning their way through a movie theater. Fortunately no one is going to take this movie seriously and I don't think the clip, cut or not, would have made much of a difference.
    Other than the over the top violence, the film is really skewed for a nine year old boy.  It's so cheerfully pulpy it's childish. Sorry, that's just my opinion.
    Let me know what you think. Go to my Facebook page, its called TheBrettside.
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