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The Sweeney: Steelbook (Online Exclusive) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis & Ray Winstone

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Entertaining

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The Sweeney of the modern day. He's a rogue copper who does what he wants, he'll do anything to catch his man and will stop at nothing till he does. The story is simple, it's hardly original but does enough to keep you entertained. There's action throughout the movie, a few odd fight scenes, some gun shootouts and the odd bits of cars racing around. The film is basic and provides an easy watch. However, there is no character development and the movie overall lacks depth, which consequently makes it hard to care about the characters. It's an entertaining movie, but isn't the kind of movie you'll watch over and over again.

  Awful!!

| | See all Tany39's reviews (5)

O God, where to start...
Ray Winston's not a bad actor, but then again he's not a really good actor either. He just always plays the same character. And he's the best actor in this abortion of a film. The guy who plays 'Carter' looks about 14 and on work experience. Rubbish plot, terrible shoot-out scene (complete with cheap-ass CGI bullet hits and muzzle flashes that look like they were done on a Spectrum 48K), pitiful car chase sequence etc etc... the list goes on.

Somewhere along the line since the 1970's, The Sweeney appear to have been demoted to Community Support Officers. Sad.

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  Winstone!!!!!!!

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wow, what a great made action flick! ok it reminds me a little of Heat in parts, but still has a story of its own

  Winstone!!!!!!!

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wow, what a great made action flick! ok it reminds me a little of Heat in parts, but still has a story of its own

  "..GOOD FUN.."

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You don't need to be any fan of the series to love this, a good fun Brit action romp, from start to finish they tear up London with cool shootouts and car chases, the story is pretty straight forward and plays out with an electric cast of talent and has director Nick Loves touch on it, certainly worth a watch, its not brilliant but still damn good fun.

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  Absolutely brilliant

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Wow what a brilliant film loved the casting, anything to do with Ben drew ( plan b ) and ray winstone is a winner in my book anyway I think there both great, loved the plot I have never seen the old tele version and I don't know if I want to know as I will prob b disapointed but I did really enjoy this I saw it at the cinema and now going to buy it on blu ray I just really hope they do a sequel, the way it is left there's room for more :)

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  'A 'ROUGH' 'TOUGH' THRILL-RIDE'

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many of us remember 'tv's' iconic series 'the sweeney' starring 'john thaw' and 'dennis waterman' with great fondness.
you'll find this movie-version has a whole lot more in the way of 'gritty' action and a bucket full of 'attitude'
'jack regan' heads a 'fast-response unit' -the sweeney ( flying sqad )
he does the job his way, a shoot first and ask questions afterwards mentality.
the team respond to a bank raid, 'regan' has been told to stand down, however he ignores the order to do so, the op' goes dreadfully wrong, 'jack' who is under investigation loses his badge and is imprisoned.
'george carter' his partner continues the investigation however and finds a way to secure 'jack's' release............the two set about trying to conclude the outstanding issues.
fast moving action-packed thrill-ride with some excellent car-chases along the way.
'ray winstone' at his best ( hope they make another )
recommended viewing.

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  An open and "SHUT IT!" case

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Despite the shiney Apple computers, despite casting Ben (Plan B) Drew, despite the concession of feminism (police women can now punch suspects too) and despite wanting to look and be a UK based Heat, Nick Love's update of the 70's TV Cop show could have been made any time in the past 35 years. Ray Winstone stars as Jack Regan, head of the flying squad (Sweeney Todd, AKA Sweeney) and a man of supremely questionable methods. We first meet partner George Carter (Drew) as they take down a suspect with a baseball bat claiming 'We're the sweeney, you're knicked!' It's no wonder he's getting investigated by Internal Affairs. The plot centres on the hunt for a not particularly hard to find safecracker Allen ( Paul Anderson), but mostly this is a good excuse for Winstone to go large, whether punching suspects in the canister or leering at his colleague (Haley Atwell). Apparently serious but actually in parts feels like a parody. The Sweeney may be over long and at times indifferently plotted, but there's great fun to be had if you buy in and buckle up for a bumpy ride. The action scenes are Michael Mann style urgent and very efficient (particularly the Heat wanna be shoot out across Trafalgar square), Director Nick Love is unafriad to skew dark when required and the combination of Drew's under acting and Winstone's rampant scenery chewing gives their interactions a great sence of urgency. One great car chase amounts to a demolition derby in a caravan park. Some may say that this film bares little resemblence to the cult 70's show, but this is a different time to way back then and if you are hankering for geezer-isms and big guns then The Sweeney 2012 is one of the years best guiltiest of pleasures.
See if you like....
Rise Of the Foot Soldier.
Blitz.
The Football Factory.
The Firm.
The Business.
Heat.
Miami Vice (2006 movie)
The Sweeney (TV Series)

  An open and "SHUT IT!" case

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Despite the shiney Apple computers, despite casting Ben (Plan B) Drew, despite the concession of feminism (police women can now punch suspects too) and despite wanting to look and be a UK based Heat, Nick Love's update of the 70's TV Cop show could have been made any time in the past 35 years. Ray Winstone stars as Jack Regan, head of the flying squad (Sweeney Todd, AKA Sweeney) and a man of supremely questionable methods. We first meet partner George Carter (Drew) as they take down a suspect with a baseball bat claiming 'We're the sweeney, you're knicked!' It's no wonder he's getting investigated by Internal Affairs. The plot centres on the hunt for a not particularly hard to find safecracker Allen ( Paul Anderson), but mostly this is a good excuse for Winstone to go large, whether punching suspects in the canister or leering at his colleague (Haley Atwell). Apparently serious but actually in parts feels like a parody. The Sweeney may be over long and at times indifferently plotted, but there's great fun to be had if you buy in and buckle up for a bumpy ride. The action scenes are Michael Mann style urgent and very efficient (particularly the Heat wanna be shoot out across Trafalgar square), Director Nick Love is unafriad to skew dark when required and the combination of Drew's under acting and Winstone's rampant scenery chewing gives their interactions a great sence of urgency. One great car chase amounts to a demolition derby in a caravan park. Some may say that this film bares little resemblence to the cult 70's show, but this is a different time to way back then and if you are hankering for geezer-isms and big guns then The Sweeney 2012 is one of the years best guiltiest of pleasures.
See if you like....
Rise Of the Foot Soldier.
Blitz.
The Football Factory.
The Firm.
The Business.
Heat.
Miami Vice (2006 movie)
The Sweeney (TV Series)

  Ray Winstone - Sweeney remake exceeds expectations

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For those of us who loved both the original series and John Thaw, this film was anticipated with some trepidation. John Thaw WAS Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman WAS Carter. You can't improve on an original - what you can do is match it. That is exactly what Ray Winstone and Ben Drew have done. A superb and thrilling update - totally in keeping with the style and quality of the TV series. I saw this film twice in three days. Would love to see a sequel.

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