Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gangster Squad (2013)

Director: Ruben Fleischer. Cast: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Pena, Giovanni Ribisi. 113 min. Rated R. Crime/Drama.

If you're ripping off a classic, at least be nice; be respectful. This "inspired" tale of a late 40s anti-gangster squad tries to repeat The Untouchables' success, by copying the story and burdening it with the most cliche and lame dialogue imaginable, and a laughable childbirth scene. The Irishman of the former movie has been split into an African-American and a Mexican on this one, and the character equivalents of people who died in that movie, meet the same fate here! The only beauty, is the appropriate sepia-colored cinematography. But no, by no chance am I giving this a Soso.

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