THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

GANGSTER SQUARD (2013)

#125 is 2013's Gangster Squad, which is based in part of the true story of the unofficial squad of detectives gathered together to go after gangster Mickey Cohen, who pretty much ran L-A in 1949, bribing judges and cops alike to stay powerful and profitable. Sean Penn plays Cohen like every stereotyped gangster on screen since the beginning of time. Josh Brolin is solid as the sergeant leading the squad, as is Ryan Gosling as another member and Emma Stone as Cohen's girl who's also sleeping with Gosling. It looks great, but would have benefited from a lot more character development. Very superficial and violent and average.

SHOULD TLA SEE THIS? Better she should watch an Untouchables rerun