instantwatcher.com

The Sweeney

This update of the 1970s cult hit series follows members of the Sweeney Flying Squad, London police officers who often bend the law to get results. Led by partners Jack Regan and George Carter, the Sweeney hunts down a dangerous robber on the loose.
HD Available
Netflix Rating: 3.6
Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
46%  
45%
 
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

See all The Sweeney Reviews

 
[It] feels a lot like an American-made cop movie circa 1990.
Pete Vonder Haar, Village Voice  full review
 
Based on a '70s British program, this is a bombastic effort that, while not successful, is still as bracing as a cold pint.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  full review
 
Winstone is, as always, perfectly believable as a tough guy and after a slow start - due, somewhat, to American ears adjusting to those problematic accents - the film hits a groove.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
 
Maybe it worked in the '70s; it's too worn to work these days. Ray Winstone needs to find better rocks to chew on.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
The movie blithely repeats most of the cliches of the American badass-cop flick, only in impenetrable Cockney.
Kyle Smith, New York Post  full review
 
This might just be a British thing that we don't understand - literally.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
Mr. Winstone chews on this Cockney cops-and-robbers caper with foulmouthed glee.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times  full review
 
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.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
[Winstone] radiates such a threatening vibe that he doesn't have to say a word to make your hair stand on end. And his grim, glowering work in "The Sweeney" ranks up there with his best.
Soren Anderson, Seattle Times  full review
 
Somewhere in the laundry list of cliches, there is a movie here that we have already seen and forgotten.
Omer Mozaffar, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
Regardless of whether you're a longtime devotee or not, you'll be left saying, "This is The Sweeney? I've been rooked."
David Fear, Time Out New York  full review
 
It's Winstone who keeps 'The Sweeney' on the right side of duff.
Dave Calhoun, Time Out  full review
Similars Available on Instant
  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 112 min
  • Available From: Jul 02, 2013
  • Queued by: 539 people
Directed By
Nick Love
Cast
Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh, Paul Anderson, Alan Ford, Damian Lewis, Allen Leech, Mark Killeen, Kara Tointon
Genres