S.W.A.T. (2003)

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S.W.A.T. (2003)
  • Time: 117 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Director: Clark Johnson
  • Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Jeremy Renner

Storyline:

Based off of a one time T.V. show, two Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officers Jim Street and Brian Gamble were sent in to foil an extremely violent bank robbery. Although they thwarted the robbery, they shot a hostage in the process. Street was suspended from S.W.A.T. while Gamble was fired altogether. After 6 months, a veteran S.W.A.T. officer, Daniel Harrelson or “Hondo”, is told to assemble a S.W.A.T. team for his division. He chooses other S.W.A.T. officers as well as 3 rookies. However, after they pass the S.W.A.T. training, they receive a message that a French crime boss, known as Alex Montell is trying to escape from prison. This will not be easy to prevent, especially after Montell promises $100 Million to his rescuers.

One review

  • This movie is as average as it gets. Don’t get me wrong it was fun to watch and a little funny at times, but it won’t be remembered for sure. Colin Farell does an okay job, but it’s not like his character had much depth. Farell doesn’t get a chance to explore his acting abilities at all. LL Cool J (mindhunters) is in the movie along with Michelle Rodriguez (Resident Evil)and they both give average performances of two people they play time and time again. The only person who really is enjoyable to watch is co-star Samuel Jackson who plays the tough squad commander.

    Bottom line: This movie is an okay rental that pays good homage to the old seventies show, but nothing more.

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