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The Sweeney

Featuring: Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis & Ray Winstone

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Entertaining

| | See all stuartfear's reviews (768)

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.

  Thripenny Bit!

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Absolute rubbish! watched 40 mins and turned it off, I like Ray Whinstone and had high hopes for this but oh no! the action/violence from the start was unconvincing, the script was atrocious and for the most part in Ray Whinstones case mumbled, apart from when he was shouting 'Were the ***** sweeny you *****!

  Awful...............

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Quite simply the worst cop movie ever! This is life on Mars in reverse. A group of 70s cops transported into London 2011/12 and given licence to roam the city streets with guns and baseball bats. Life on Mars was well scripted and entertaining. The Sweeney is not and has the most ridiculous script and characters ever. From the pot bellied Regan to the little boy from the council estate who is the super side kick Carter.
Utter rubbish. Do not waste your money by buying this DVD. Those who disbelieve rent it, at least then you can take it back to the rental shop and leave it there.

  Excellent and read why

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I was born in 1970. I am ex forces (RAF). Although at first I knew I would hate this movie, and in some respects about 20 minutes I started to hate this movie. Hour and 10 minutes later I am pausing to write a review. Normally movies do not have me reaching for popcorn, but this does, normally movies do not want me to be back in uniform, this one does. Ray Winstone is a good Regan, however Pleb B does the job, but does not look or act like the original Carter. This however is the best cop movie to come out of England. It could have done with a soundtrack but apart from that 4 out of 5.

  Your Nicked!

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Very stylish and entertaining British Crime Film that i'm sure would have looked very impressive on the big screen! However, i'm not too sure how similar this really is to the original Sweeney and at times i'm not to sure about Plan B as a copper! Think it was better when he was being given the runaround by Harry Brown! Probably appeal to a younger audience that might not remember the original Sweeney!

  "..FUN BRIT COP ACTION.."

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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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  "We're the Sweeney, you're knicked!"

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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)

  "We're the Sweeney, you're knicked!"

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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)

  CHEAP'N'CHEERFUL - VERY ENJOYABLE

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A a stand alone film at 1st glance this has little going for it However the link with the origional is thankfully not totally absent Action scenes are very good The 70s series was gritty and dirty looking with a genuine sense of violent anarchy Sadly this film has been given much imtative Hollywood gloss to appeal to the US market Constant London skyline helicopter scenery cutaway footage pepper the film Trying to look like Miami Vice are we It should have been anti-PC but disappointingly isnt Now Regan calls all genders slags to avoid offending ladies This changes his character trying to make him nicer Despite all this it is ultimately very enjoyable if utterly hollow Don't expect an oscar winner and sit back to enjoy the unintelligent ride with a double whiskey no ice the old Jack Regans drink The leads are fine and dandy though not a touch on the origional pair Perhaps its more like the origional than I'd like to think Its cheap and cheerful and enjoyable copsNrobbers stuff Looks like they could never be antiPC nowadays though