As summer shoot-'em-ups go, this is pretty well executed, with plenty of macho posing and gunfire. full review
A rigmarole of stranded cliches and thrill-free action-movie legerdemain. full review
You can't get mad at it -- except for the two hours of your life it steals from you. full review
The director, a TV guy named Clark Johnson, doesn't shoot action very well, which is sort of a handicap. full review
Director Clark Johnson strives for realistic detail and action. Unfortunately, such adherence to technical purity proves to be a weakness for the movie. full review
There have been far worse movies this summer, but the best justification for seeing this spinoff of the mid-'70s TV series is if your date or mate is holding you hostage in the theater. full review
S.W.A.T. has blockbuster ambitions, but it develops characters and plot at a leisurely pace better suited to the small screen than the big one. full review
SWAT is better than Gigli, but so is most outpatient surgery. full review
Despite the usual macho posturing and testosterone poisoning that are the hallmarks of such projects, S.W.A.T. finds some room for a comfortable lived-in quality among a small, likable cast that exudes terrific chemistry. full review
What we have here is a model for the paint-by -numbers, perfectly generic, proudly soulless summer action flick.
A worn-out yawner of a cop thriller where even the cliches seem to realize how dated they are.
A lifeless trudge through squandered opportunities and god-awful dialogue.
Fresher popcorn than most of the sequels that have come and gone. full review
S.W.A.T. is a compendium of missed opportunities, uninspired action and cliches so tired, you wish the screenwriters had called 911. full review
A film full of phony swagger and dialogue so awful you hope for once-distracting conversations to break out in the theatre around you. full review
One of those generic cop-slash-war movies of the Jerry Bruckheimer school -- where men are men and so are the women, where the hardware is fetishized. full review