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The Sweeney
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sweeney

Fragland
26 May 2013
  • Excerpt: In The Sweeney, based on the British Television-series from the ’70s with the same name, we see how the members of Londons “Flying Squad” police under the lead of Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) hardhandedly takes care of criminals.
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Overall 8
8.0
Actors overall 9
8.5
Audio 9
9.0
Extras 9
8.5

The Sweeney (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
17 April 2013
  • Summary: Judge Clark Douglas employed a terrible Cockney accent when creating the audio version of this review.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sweeney

High-Def Digest
15 April 2013
  • Conclusion: As much as I wanted to like 'The Sweeney,' I couldn't help but feel bored by it. Based on a popular 1970s television series, the story has been modernized and updated, but the writers failed to make it anything more than an extra long episode of a procedural cop drama.
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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 5
5.0
Extras 6
6.0

The Sweeney (2012)

blu-ray.com
26 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sweeney will probably appeal most to those with some connection to the original television series. Others may find this film too rote and slight to ever really have much impact, but even those folks will probably be impressed by Winstone's take no prisoners approach to the role.
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Overall 4
3.6

The Sweeney

AV Club
28 February 2013
  • Excerpt: The only thing more tiresome than a gritty reboot of a TV series is a gritty reboot of an unfamiliar TV series. Perhaps in the U.K., when Ray Winstone’s gruff police detective makes an entrance punching his fists through drywall to grab a baddie and say, “You’re nicked,” the audience lights up like...
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Review: ‘The Sweeney’

Variety
2 August 2012
  • Summary: Bash first, ask questions later is the default setting for the elite police unit in "The Sweeney," a defiantly anachronistic actioner named after the copshow that topped British TV ratings in the 1970s.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sweeney

AVForums
4 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Back in the late 70s, when the original TV show was set, there was a certain level of authenticity about the series.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sweeney

Flicks
23 February 2013
  • Summary: Based on a gruff 1970s British cop show that’s now so dated as to be the stuff of parody, The Sweeney has been dusted off and (Nick) Loved-up for a new generation. Despite the film’s sheeny surface, however, fans of the original can rest assured: its pleasures – and its politics – remain suitably...
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sweeney

totalfilm.com
7 January 2013
Overall 6
6.0

The Sweeney

totalfilm.com
11 September 2012
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