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After a long delay in release to pay respect to the tragedies that occurred in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., the violent Ruben Fleischer-directed flick Gangster Squad is ready to hit theaters. But did the film live up to the hype? Depends on what you're looking for. The reviews for Gangster Squad all agree on one thing—a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn is awesome. But the story itself may not offer the seriousness some expected for this chronicle of the Lapd's fight to keep East Coast mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s. Here's what the critics had to say... • Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter writes, »

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