Gangster Squad

No names. No badges. No mercy.

Gangster Squad
Based on a true story, and set in Los Angeles around 1949. A ruthless mob king runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and more. He does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop... except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders, who come together to try to tear his world apart. They operate outside the law, fighting fire with fire.

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime.

Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.

Which hand has the gun?
Which hand has the gun?


Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni RIbisi, Sean Penn
Ruben Fleischer
ScreenplayWill Beall, from the book by Paul Lieberman
MusicSteve Jablonsky
CinematographyDion Beebe
EditingAlan Baumgarten, James Herbert
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2013
Produced byLangley Park Productions, Lin Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageStrong and frequent
SexMildly implied (brief and infrequent)
ViolenceStrong and frequent
Drug abuseMild to moderate cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption in social context.
CommentsThis film has a strong impact due to complex and mature themes of crime, relationships, gang violence, power, greed, honour and organised crime. Strong elements of violence and language also contribute towards the strong impact of this film, making it unsuitable for viewers under 16 years of age.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Todd McCarthy quote iconCartoonish blast of barbarism.
Die Burger
Terésa Coetzee quote iconIntrige dieper as bloot geykte bendegeweld.

Average .. 38%



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