Movie review: ‘Gangster Squad’

This was a story worthy of grand, “L.A. Confidential”-style film noir that winds up shooting blanks.

Published: January 11, 2013

“Gangster Squad” starts with an amazing true story about Los Angeles police detectives taking down a notorious mobster and processes it down to a simplistic cops-versus-villains melodrama. This was a story worthy of grand, “L.A. Confidential”-style film noir that winds up shooting blanks.

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