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DP/30: Gangster Squad, director Ruben Fleischer

3 Responses to “DP/30: Gangster Squad, director Ruben Fleischer”

  1. jon says:

    Wow, after listening to the first two minutes of this interview, it now makes so much sense why his movies suck.

  2. chris says:

    I don’t think my expectations were unrealistic, but, wow, this movie is a disappointment.

  3. Lex says:

    Penn. Stone. Gosling. Brolin. Nolte.

    There will be much bowing. Also 30 Minutes or Less is a 5-star movie.

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