Aroview: This straight-shooting, bang-a-minute gangster flick scores as both an entertaining throwback to 40s-era crime fighting, and a quick-smart action vehicle with plenty of attitude.
While certainly not as classy as De Palma's THE UNTOUCHABLES, the film has a bob each way, giving equal precedence to glamour and repartee, as well as incongruous but exciting stylistic flourishes that are more in keeping with the 3D blockbuster era.
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5 stars (Exceptional) A brilliant start to 2013. It's not quite Goodfellas, but Gangster Squad packs a punch on every level: visuals, 40s set piece, acting props (Penn and Brolin in particular), action. Highly recommended.~Tom H