I’m behind on my other movie reviews, so I’m just going to really sum up the good and bad about Gangster Squad.

Gangster Squad is based on the true story of a group of cops who are given carte blanche on dealing with a mobster. This mobster is named Mickey Cohen and he’s slowly taking over Los Angeles. This movie is based on a true story.

+ Good performances from most of the cast
+ Stylish
+ Looks great
+ Emma Stone also looks great…
+ … in that red dress
+ Seriously, she does

– Predictable plot
– Unoriginal characters
– Some less than inspiring performances from a couple of the main characters
– Unnecessarily violent in places
– No where near as good as The Untouchables

Movie rating: A stylish and fun movie, Gangster Squad unfortunately fails to hit a lot of the emotional cues necessary to lift it to greatness. Worth watching once, if only for Emma Stone (and that red dress).