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Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Olivier Martinez
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Columbia Pictures
Web Site:
Kiddie Movie: Nope.
Date Movie: They'll find Colin dreamy.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of things getting shot at and blowing up.
Action: Lots of people being chased.
Laughs: Not really.
Memorable Scene: None.
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: Clark Johnson
Produced By: Dan Halsted, Chris Lee, Neal H. Moritz

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:57 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Leaving "S.W.A.T." I asked The Dude on the Left if he thought the movie dragged along at times. He responded in the affirmative, so at least I know it wasnít me. Itís not that "S.W.A.T." is a bad movie, itís just that there really isnít anything in the movie that isnít foreshadowed as the story moves along. Hereís the basic synopsisÖ

Colin Farrell is Jim Street, a member of the S.W.A.T. team. His partner, Gamble (Jeremy Renner) disobeys some orders during a hostage situation, and they get demoted. Not liking being demoted, Gamble quits, leaving Jim working the gun locker. Enter Hondo (Samuel L. Jackson). Heís been brought back to the S.W.A.T. team to bring some honor back to the police force thatís been getting a lot of bad press lately. He gets to pick his team, and much to the chagrin of the Captain, he wants Jim. The team goes through some training, but in the meantime the police are holding what turns out to be and internationally wanted man, Alex Montel (Olivier Martinez). Well, he almost escapes with the help of his buddies, but the S.W.A.T. boys catch him, except on the way to jail he professes $100 million bucks to whoever can bust him out of jail. So all of the bad guys come out of the woodwork trying to score the cash, and now the S.W.A.T. boys have their hands full not only just trying to get the bad guy to the federal jail, but also combating all the people trying to bust Alex free.

Blah, blah, blah. Can the cops be corrupted by the smell of cash, what did happen to Jimís old partner, but why, oh why, did they even include a brief storyline about Jimís girlfriend? Sure, it was the "reason" for some animosity amongst one of the S.W.A.T. dudes, but mostly it was useless. I guess my problem with the movie was I just couldnít get into it. Yes, it did have some cool, not too over-the-top action, the story was kind of interesting even if the convoluted escape attempt seems like it would have taken a lot more planning than given, and there were some decent one-liners, but for the most part "S.W.A.T." just played by a normal script offering nothing as a surprise. Alright, I was surprised that every cop in L.A. was sent to an airport to try to catch the bad guy, leaving no backup for our heroes. What a time for a robbery!

Oh well, I wonít waste any more of your time with this review except to give "S.W.A.T." 1 Ĺ stars out of 5. Wait for the DVD so you can watch it on your TV.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!


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