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Jack Reagan is a slobbish,old style cop whose unsubtle methods usually get results,to the annoyance of internal affairs officer Lewis,who would be even more annoyed if he knew that Reagan was having an affair with his young wife,policewoman Nancy. After Reagan disobeys orders and a shoot-out in central London following a bank hold-up ends in carnage he is stripped of office and briefly imprisoned. However,thanks to the loyalty of his young protege George Carter and a little string pulling from his superior Frank Haskins Reagan is released to bring down the villains in a gun battle at Gravesend marina,ensuring the continued existence of his department – the Sweeney.

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Release date: Mar 1, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated R for violence and language throughout and some sexual content
 
Official website: http://us.eonefilms.com/films/the-sweeney
 
Runtime: 112 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 70
    Los Angeles Times - by Kenneth Turan
    Don't look for The Sweeney to win any awards. It's not going to, not even close. But that doesn't stop it from being 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. ...read more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle - by Mick LaSalle
    The movie has a certain integrity and creates an interesting atmosphere, largely thanks to the soundtrack, of all things, which gives most moments a dreamy undertone. ...read more

  • 50
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Omer M. Mozaffar
    Somewhere in the laundry list of clichés, there is a movie here that we have already seen and forgotten. ...read more

  • 42
    The A.V. Club - by Sam Adams
    From its lone-wolf mythology to the high, pealing guitar wails in its score, The Sweeney plays like a forgotten ’80s action movie recently discovered in a dusty vault. A treat, perhaps, for those who prefer their cop thrillers pre-meta, but tiresomely plodding for everyone else. ...read more

  • 40
    Village Voice - by Pete Vonder Haar
    The Sweeney—a new British police drama—feels a lot like an American-made cop movie circa 1990. ...read more

  • 40
    Time Out New York - by David Fear
    Fans of the gritty, era-defining precinct drama will bristle at how the program's realism has been replaced by a generic Tinseltown U.K. slickness. But regardless of whether you’re a longtime devotee or not, you’ll be left saying, “This is The Sweeney? I’ve been rooked.” ...read more

  • 25
    Slant Magazine - by Chris Cabin
    Clichés abound, even in the look of the film, which toggles between post-Ritchie crime-violence burlesque and sleek, Nolanesque faux-grandeur. ...read more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. daveyboy1

    Not bad watch if you don’t know the Sweeney series from the 70-80′s. The character Carter i thought was far to young looking which kinda ruined my experience watching the movie. Hayley Atwell should have showed more flesh lol. Winstone walking down the prison was exactly how he did it in Scum – brought back memories. 7.5/10




  2. leon72

    Ray Winstone in sex scenes with Hayley Atwell require a bigger suspension of disbelief than the plot! This is an oddly cold film in which the transposition of old-world ‘geezer’ type coppers into snazzy, minimalist surroundings,(and into the romantic lives of seemingly modern career-women), simply doesn’t work. That said, it’s not bad…as watchable as it is as instantly forgettable. As of 11/11/12, the sockshare and putlocker links seem to be timing out within minutes of playing making it necessary to repeatedly refresh, (often for only a few more minutes of play) so, it might be better to choose vidx or another which, though more slowly streaming, seem to be more stable.




  3. Hatch

    Absolute Class Best Of British Full Of Action 5/5 Rating go watch .




  4. topgooner

    geat movie 10/10




  5. my_matrix

    I love brit accent, good watch (7)