Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and-if he has his way-every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop…except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.
From Rotten Tomatoes
Mixed views on this one so far from critics and looking at the trailer it looks like a LA Confidential vamped movie. What is there not to like? Apparently it’s actually not that good. Which is a shame, we’ll still see it as it has Ryan Gosling in it. We’re a bit shallow like that.