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Enough With the Supposedly-Badass Rogue Cops Already, ‘Gangster Squad’

By Alyssa Rosenberg on May 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

"Enough With the Supposedly-Badass Rogue Cops Already, ‘Gangster Squad’"

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You know, I just can’t get myself that excited to root for a bunch of uber-violent, rogue cops and an extralegal approach to law enforcement, no matter how many handsome men you have doing it, as in Gangster Squad:

This isn’t cool or admirable. And it’s a kind of approach that ends with innocent people brutalized and dead. Give me American Gangster any day, which glorified a straight-up approach to law enforcement and cast police corruption for the ugly thuggery it is.

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