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It’s 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Seargant John O’Mara (Josh Brolin), a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. But he doesn’t really agree on what Cohen is doing to the city and he gets a gangster squad together to end him forever.
The acting is great in Gangster Squad. Especially Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen is impressive; it is evident that he had fun playing such a dynamic and extremely volatile character. But Josh Brolin, Emma Stone, Ryan Goslin and the supporting cast also truly hold their own here. It is not just the acting, but also the way the characters are written that really adds to the movie.
It has Emma friggin’ Stone in it, so what more do you want?