A decent B movie with good guys, bad guys, gun play and a fair amount of your basic ‘beat-the-crap-out-of-each-other fu. It does leave you making unfavorable comparisons to much better movies, such as LA Confidential. Oh well, get it as rental, fire up the popcorn and make book on the following, was Sean Penn’s fake nose a left over prop from Dick Tracy? Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were good as the pretty couple eye candy. Josh Brolin was so square jawed, he could star in a Noir version of The Middleman. The best acting was actually done by the rest of the Gangster Squad who played their cardboard cutout characters with a delightful twinkle in their eyes.