I enjoyed Gangster Squad very much. It was enjoyable, light, and did not take it self too seriously. There was both a lot of violence, and a lot of smoking, two areas Hollywood is trying to clean up on. Neither of these issues bothered me whatsoever in this simply delightful period piece of post WW2 life in LA. The set, costumes, and backgrounds were all very well done, adding to the success of the movie.