Gangster Squad parents guide

Gangster Squad

Release date January 10, 2013

When east coast mobsters move west in the 1940s, the Los Angeles Police Department declares a private war, enlisting officers who are willing to go beyond the limits of the law. Based on a true story, this film features Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi and Josh Brolin.

Why is Gangster Squad rated R? The MPAA rated Gangster Squad R for strong violence and language.

Gangster Squad
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Gangster Squad rated R? Gangster Squad is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence and language.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent non-graphic violence.

- Frequent explicit violence.

- Depictions of beating, shooting, stabbing, mutilation, burning and explosion.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details, blood and tissue damage.

- Torture.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of profanity, crude sexual expressions and vulgar expressions.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang.

- Frequent use of ethno-cultural slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).

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Gangster Squad
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Graphic Violence, Tobacco Use.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

Gangster Squad is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi, Josh Brolin.

This movie is based on the book Gangster Squad, by Paul Lieberman. For his explanation of how the book turned Hollywood movie, click here:

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Gangster Squad movie is April 23, 2013. Here are some details…

Gangster Squad releases to home video no April 23, 2013.

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Some of the stars in this movie can be seen in more family friendly roles. Look for Emma Stone in The Help and Ryan Gosling in Lars and the Real Girl.