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Tearing up the streets of London, D.I. Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and his partner George Carter (Ben Drew ) from the Flying Squad have their own way of operating, and when an old enemy makes a re-appearance on the London crime scene, they will do whatever it takes to get the job done. Directed by Nick Love (The Firm), The Swee ney is a stylish, exhilarating action thriller also starring Damian Lew is (Homeland) and Hayley Atwe ll (Captain America: The First Avenger).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 61
- Fresh: 28
- Rotten: 33
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Winstone chews on this Cockney cops-and-robbers caper with foulmouthed glee.
Fresh: A briskly involving British crime entertainment of the old school. You've seen the type, and more than once, but the genre still has enough juice to take us for a ride.
Rotten: [It] feels a lot like an American-made cop movie circa 1990.
Rotten: This might just be a British thing that we don't understand - literally.
Very well made London thriller
This is loosely based on the classic British 70s cop shop 'The Sweeney' starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman, actually this movie is nothing like it and that's a good thing because the TV show was such a classic and so good that this would have been viewed as an insult, so they took a far better route of basing it loosely on the TV show and actually they have made a very good movie, it's not disappointing at all and has a very talented cast and good story. Nice action scenes too and Winstone does not take himself too seriously.
Great bad cops and robbers
While some have reviewed that the movie needs subtitles, I found it authentic. It's not an American film, and thus isn't supposed to be in US English. While I am American, I found I could easily follow along even if I missed a phrase or word here and there. That's what makes me want to watch it again. Well, that and it was a classic "cops have too many rules to do their jobs effectively so they become criminals" movie. Great action, chase scenes, etc.....good movie for the action buff!
not for rental price
not for 7 bucks guys...at that price Ill wait till its out on cable.