A COLORFUL RETELLING OF THE GANGSTER ERA —
"This isn't a crime wave, it's enemy occupation." Those words uttered by Sean Penn's Mickey Cohen sets the scene for "The Gangster Squad." This period piece manages to whimsically retell the accounts from award-winning Los Angeles Times writer Paul Lieberman's "Tales From the Gangster Squad." This stylized flick is a throwback to those earlier eras of cinema: full of authentic cars, guns and wardrobe, and aims to make an entertaining experience for fans of mob movies.