Dare we hope for this generation's Untouchables?
If we have learned anything from the 30s, it's that not enough people nowadays wear three piece suits and homburg hats.
Based on a true story, Gangster Squad sees Josh Brolin lead a team of cops waging a guerilla campaign against Sean Penn's vicious mob boss Mickey Cohen in 1930s LA.
Director Ruben Fleischer has assembled an extraordinary cast that also includes Nick Nolte, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Michael Pena, and Robert Patrick in a film that so far looks accessible, stylish, thrilling and intriguing.
It may be the first unmissable film of 2013.
The squad assembles in the UK on 10th January.