Neil's Review of Gangster Squad
The visual style, atmosphere, and cast are well put together, but other than Sean Penn, the characters lacked depth and the plot wasn't nearly intriguing enough.
The action sequences were okay, but a little mindnumbing as well. In some moments, logic is glaringly defied.
The set pieces were at least flashy and the soundtrack was certainly catchy.
Otherwise, Gangster Squad doesn't live up to its potential, being merely a generic action flick behind a thick coat of paint.