S.W.A.T. [DVD] [Widescreen Special Edition]

MPN: COLD00624D
Product Details
Description
Television director/actor Clark Johnson makes an impressive feature-film debut with S.W.A.T. Inspired by the 1970s show of the same name, S.W.A.T. is set in modern day Los Angeles. Recently demoted officer Jim Street (Colin Farrell) gets a chance to redeem himself when aging veteran Hondo (Samuel L. Jackson) is put in control of a new team. Joining Jim are Deke Kay (LL Cool J), Michael Boxer (Brian Van Holt), T.J. McCabe (Josh Charles), and Chris Sanchez (Michelle Rodriguez), all outcasts in their own right. But after an intense training period, the team is ready to hit the streets. Their first big assignment involves one of the world's most dangerous criminals, Alex Montel (Olivier Martinez), who makes an on-camera declaration that he'll give $100 million to whoever breaks him out of jail. Pretty soon, everyone's trying to get a piece of the action, including Jim's former partner, Brian Gamble (Jeremy Renner), who uses his own S.W.A.T. team experience to plot the escape of a lifetime. It's up to Hondo and Jim to outsmart the bad guys and make sure that Alex is safely transported to a federal penitentiary. S.W.A.T. is an entertaining adventure made all the more engaging because of the way Johnson concerns himself equally with the quality of the film's drama and its action.
Quick Glance
Media Format DVD
Genre Action & Adventure
MPAA Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Expert Reviews
S.W.A.T.
2.5 Star Review  Rotten Tomatoes - Dec 31, 1969

A competent, but routine police thriller.

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S.W.A.T. (2003)
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

S.W.A.T. (2003) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.66 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #4,267 movie of all time, #179 movie from 2003 . The rating and ranking is based on an average of 282 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the movie ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other movies ranked, click on the link below.

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User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member Macabre64 - Aug 14, 2008   

Fabulous cast!

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3 Star Review   By member azzwipe - Oct 10, 2005   

Not bad for a hyped up movie. But just too damm formulaic. I could almost set up each scene without much thought. But I did like the techno aspect of it that's why I would watch it again.

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4 Star Review   By member PBeavr - Dec 9, 2004   

Entertaining. I really like the actress who played Sanchez. A new talent but seems quite capable. She has been in several movies and I liked her in them even if I didn't like the movie itself. This movie is fun during the early training parts. The chosen ending is not very good and makes only a marginal attempt to tie up loose ends and make sense. Featured a good cast and was entertaining enough. Could have been better but was good as is.

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5 Star Review   By member RunsWithWhiteWolves - Oct 22, 2004   

A very good movie the plot was great.

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4 Star Review   By member Redoedo - Aug 22, 2004   

In the context of being an action film, "S.W.A.T." delivers. An average storyline coupled with an average cast and above average action scenes. If you're looking for mindless action entertainment, this is a good bet.

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3 Star Review   By member sktmps - Jun 1, 2004   

good mindless summer action flick

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4 Star Review   By member BlairWitch187 - Apr 19, 2004   

A good, action-packed movie. Makes that career look very interesting.

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4 Star Review   By member tvtator - Jan 9, 2004   

High packed, non-stop action from the beginning. A good movie for those who like action, a good crisp storyline, and good character development.

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3 Star Review   By member kamylienne - Aug 16, 2003   

Predictable storyline, okay acting, I expected a little more from the previews. If you think about it too long, you may be disappointed to find that the story is unrealistic (timeline too crunched). Mildly entertaining, though. Something to watch someday on cable, maybe even a cheap rental.

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Product Details
Description
Television director/actor Clark Johnson makes an impressive feature-film debut with S.W.A.T. Inspired by the 1970s show of the same name, S.W.A.T. is set in modern day Los Angeles. Recently demoted officer Jim Street (Colin Farrell) gets a chance to redeem himself when aging veteran Hondo (Samuel L. Jackson) is put in control of a new team. Joining Jim are Deke Kay (LL Cool J), Michael Boxer (Brian Van Holt), T.J. McCabe (Josh Charles), and Chris Sanchez (Michelle Rodriguez), all outcasts in their own right. But after an intense training period, the team is ready to hit the streets. Their first big assignment involves one of the world's most dangerous criminals, Alex Montel (Olivier Martinez), who makes an on-camera declaration that he'll give $100 million to whoever breaks him out of jail. Pretty soon, everyone's trying to get a piece of the action, including Jim's former partner, Brian Gamble (Jeremy Renner), who uses his own S.W.A.T. team experience to plot the escape of a lifetime. It's up to Hondo and Jim to outsmart the bad guys and make sure that Alex is safely transported to a federal penitentiary. S.W.A.T. is an entertaining adventure made all the more engaging because of the way Johnson concerns himself equally with the quality of the film's drama and its action.
Quick Glance
Media Format DVD
Genre Action & Adventure
MPAA Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Summary
Product Title S.W.A.T. [DVD] [Widescreen Special Edition]
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 3.6 | 11 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Retsku: B00008EYA5
Expert Reviews
S.W.A.T.
2.5 Star Review  Rotten Tomatoes - Dec 31, 1969

A competent, but routine police thriller.

Read the full review »

S.W.A.T. (2003)
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

S.W.A.T. (2003) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.66 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #4,267 movie of all time, #179 movie from 2003 . The rating and ranking is based on an average of 282 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the movie ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other movies ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
5 Star Review   By member Macabre64 - Aug 14, 2008   

Fabulous cast!

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3 Star Review   By member azzwipe - Oct 10, 2005   

Not bad for a hyped up movie. But just too damm formulaic. I could almost set up each scene without much thought. But I did like the techno aspect of it that's why I would watch it again.

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4 Star Review   By member PBeavr - Dec 9, 2004   

Entertaining. I really like the actress who played Sanchez. A new talent but seems quite capable. She has been in several movies and I liked her in them even if I didn't like the movie itself. This movie is fun during the early training parts. The chosen ending is not very good and makes only a marginal attempt to tie up loose ends and make sense. Featured a good cast and was entertaining enough. Could have been better but was good as is.

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5 Star Review   By member RunsWithWhiteWolves - Oct 22, 2004   

A very good movie the plot was great.

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4 Star Review   By member Redoedo - Aug 22, 2004   

In the context of being an action film, "S.W.A.T." delivers. An average storyline coupled with an average cast and above average action scenes. If you're looking for mindless action entertainment, this is a good bet.

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3 Star Review   By member sktmps - Jun 1, 2004   

good mindless summer action flick

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4 Star Review   By member BlairWitch187 - Apr 19, 2004   

A good, action-packed movie. Makes that career look very interesting.

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4 Star Review   By member tvtator - Jan 9, 2004   

High packed, non-stop action from the beginning. A good movie for those who like action, a good crisp storyline, and good character development.

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3 Star Review   By member kamylienne - Aug 16, 2003   

Predictable storyline, okay acting, I expected a little more from the previews. If you think about it too long, you may be disappointed to find that the story is unrealistic (timeline too crunched). Mildly entertaining, though. Something to watch someday on cable, maybe even a cheap rental.

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