sexta-feira, janeiro 11, 2013

Hollywood Buzz #193

O que se diz lá fora sobre GANGSTER SQUAD, de Ruben Fleischer:



«To be fair, this tawdry dose of pulp fiction ("inspired by real events") is not a complete waste of time. It offers the marginal pleasure of an all-star cast slumming their way through a thicket of routine plotting, almost laughable dialogue and the constant blaze of tommy guns.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

«Too self-serious to succeed as pastiche, it has no reason for being beyond the parasitic urge to feed on the memories of other, better movies.»
A.O. Scott, The New York Times.

«The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in GANGSTER SQUAD, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.»
Peter Debruge, Variety.

«Made up of synthetics rather than whole cloth, this lurid concoction superficially gets by thanks to a strong cast and jazzy period detail, but its cartoonish contrivances fail to convince and lack any of the depth, feeling or atmosphere of genre stand-bearers like L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.»
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.

«Brolin and Gosling are both supposed to be playing World War II veterans who bring their knowledge of battle into the tough turf of the streets, but that's just a concept that the sketchy, half-baked script tosses out there.»
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly.

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