Based on 70 votes and 25 reviews
Good cast, poor script, ridiculous shoot-outs (everybody should be dead) and over-the-top violence. generally yuck.
not believable in the slightest, lots of machine guns blazing and bullets missing everyone - lousy acting -probably a teenagers idea of an awesome movie but far from it if you are a mature person with even half a brain...rent it.
Very high paced!! It'll keep your attention. Good story, kinda cheesy makeup. But good entertainment
This movie was outstanding. If this movie better win some awards. The story line and the acting couldn't have been better. Definitely a MUST SEE movie.
Best movie of the year. Best acting of the year. A must see.
The best mob film since "The Departed"!
Really good movie ! I really recommend if you're into action movies, but if you can't handle blood very well then this might not be the movie for you...
I've read a lot of hate regarding this movie and I do not understand it. It was awesome, and i'm glad I didn't listen to the posts and skip seeing it. The fight scene in the end was fantastic, and the acting was superb.
It's terrific entertainment,much like Westerns,Musicals,War Stories ,etc.They are basically all the same .Some have it and some don't,this one has it.By the way I can't stand Sean Penn...still can't
interesting movie. nice 'old era LA' visuals. lots of action. good plot; but some parts too predictable. a bit weary of seeing S.Penn doing 'too much of himself' for his role. R.Gosling was a bit too 'boyish' for my liking. excessive smoking by the two younger characters (R.Gosling and E.Stone) but still worth the see.
Amazing movie- full of non-stop action, awesome storyline. I would see it again. Storyline was captivating. To those giving it a bad review, you need to see a really bad movie to appreciate this one.
Ok if you like a remake of The Untouchables " same movie , different bad guy..disappointing
best film of the year
This movie was excellent! I would see it again. Sean Penn was excellent as the gangster and Brolin, Gosling and the other actors all equally did the movie justice. Great storyline, action, if I could score it higher I would!
It was really good movie
very entertaining, kept me interested until the end and it had a couple of very suspenseful moments. All over a good action movie.
Nice action, kept me glued to my seat. Underdog cop in a corrupt city taking on the mob with only fists and hand guns gotta love it!
lots of good action and very entertaining but it has Hollywood action written all over it which is not necessary a bad thing! and not to forget a line up of great actors! If you are looking for a good action movie this is it!
Don't go in there expecting a meaningful story, it is great action however with a reasonable story lots of guns and shootings. Cops turned gangsters trying to kill gangsters... what is there not to like!
good movie. will it win a award no .but a good movie
Disappointing , thought it would maybe get 4 out of 5.. But barely rates a 2. The script was ridiculous , skip this time waster
One of the best movies I've seen in a while. It has action, a good story and intense scenes.
good old fashion gangster movie