GANGSTER SQUAD is a stylish new DVD release that is set in post war 1949, where a tough former soldier turned policeman, played by Josh Brolin forms a rogue police unit to bring down ruthless gangster Mickey Cohen played by Sean Penn. The result faintly reminds you of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN meets GOODFELLOWS in this enjoyable crime drama with plenty of action as well as style. Audiences generally loved this film that some critics thought fell a little short in substance, yet it’s an enjoyable film well worth checking out that leads the pack of Tuesday new DVD releases at Redbox and other rental locations.
The Bottom Line: Well worth your time. A great little crime film. ***(Three stars, Good. Worth a rental for this weekend).