Gangster Land (In the Absence of Good Men) (2017)

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The story of America's most famous mobsters and their rise to power, GANGSTER LAND examines Al Capone's ascension through the eyes of his second in command, "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn (Faris). Once an amateur boxer, McGurn is lured into the Italian mafia after the murder of his step-father. Upon joining, he rises swiftly through the ranks along with friend and eventual Boss, Capone (Gibson). As the Italian mob becomes the most lucrative criminal organization in the country, tensions build with "Bugs" Moran (Facinelli) and the Irish mob which ignites a brutal gang war culminating with the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

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Cast

Milo Gibson
as Al Capone
Peter Facinelli
as George 'Bugs' Moran
Jason Patric
as Detective Reed
Sean Faris
as Jack McGurn
Mark Rolston
as Dion O'Banion
Michael Paré
as O'Connor
Sean Kanan
as Detective Boyle
Al Sapienza
as Johnny Torrio
Don Harvey
as Detective Landa
Jason Brooks
as Agent Wilson
Ryan Kiser
as Peter Gusenberg
Ronnie Kerr
as Frank Rio
Ryan Wiik
as Attorney
Louis Fasanaro
as Alberto Anselmi
Danny Hansen
as Frank Gusenberg
Shane P. Allen
as Anthony Bascone
Christian Hicks
as Politician
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Critic Reviews for Gangster Land (In the Absence of Good Men)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Given the gradually upticking arc of his opuses' IMDb ratings to date, Woodward should finally score a 6 out of 10 sometime next year. He's got the perspiration part down; surely inspiration can't hold out much longer.

Dec 1, 2017 | Full Review…
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Respectable period production values and some recognizable castmembers are no substitute for imagination in this flat crime flick, which steals freely from its predecessors but offers none of their guilty-pleasure thrills.

Dec 1, 2017 | Full Review…

The ideal audience for "Gangster Land" would be someone who's never seen "The Untouchables" or "Boardwalk Empire" ... or, heck, even "Guys and Dolls" or "Bugsy Malone."

Nov 30, 2017 | Full Review…

However well-intentioned it might be, the script is woefully overburdened with genre clichés and historical embellishments while treading familiar territory that's been done much better elsewhere.

Jan 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Gangster Land is amateur hour.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

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