Gangster Squad is a period cop versus gangsters story, full of standard tropes, yet it rises above standard fare to be a fun, entertaining romp full of action and peppered with interesting performances. See my full review at buzzymag.

An excerpt:
Mickey Cohen, former boxer, current mobster, rules the town. He desperately wants to show the Chicago Mob that he doesn’t need to answer to them, and desperate men do desperate things. He will do anything to get what he wants, and woe to anyone in his way.