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Team commander Dan "Hondo" Harrelson is assigned to recruit and train five top-notch cops for a new Special Weapons and Tactics unit (S.W.A.T.). After weeks of demanding physical training, the new S.W.A.T. team is quickly thrown into action when a notorious drug lord, audaciously offers a $100 million bounty to anyone who can free him from police custody.
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 13 GD's, 13 S-words, 16 A-words. Several others. SEX/NUDITY: One mild scene of a woman flashing breasts. No nudity. VIOLENCE: Lots of shootouts and killings but nothing graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: A couple scenes of minor drinking. ACTION: Lots of action and excitement throughout. COMEDY: Very funny with lots of humorous remarks made.
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James Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull
Review Average "S.W.A.T. likely won't please fans of the original TV
series, but the movie wsn't been made for them. It will probably satisfy its
target audience, although, as with most disposable entertainment of this sort,
all it offers is a brief distraction from the rigors of real-life, with no
lingering post-credits buzz. S.W.A.T. will be forgotten by the next
morning. To me, that sort of superficial, ephemeral diversion hardly seems worth
the price of admission - but then I'm not the one paying.''
Review Good "S.W.A.T. is a well-made police thriller, nothing more.
No Academy Awards. But in a time when so many action pictures are mindless
assaults on the eyes, ears and intelligence, it works as superior craftsmanship.''
Review Average "By the time you've given up guessing whether S.W.A.T.
wants to be a half-serious action pic or just affably jokey, its storytelling
has turned so ludicrously melodramatic that it doesn't matter.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Above Average "Actor-turned-director Clark Johnson uses the flashy,
up-to-the-minute editing and camera stunts action fans expect, but keeps the
mayhem on a recognizably human scale — it's big, but not insanely overblown.''
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Farrell portrays Jim
Street, a former S.W.A.T. team member, who along with his partner Brian Gamble
(Renner), is thrown off the team in the aftermath of a controversial decision
they made during a robbery/hostage standoff. Gamble quits the force in disgust,
but for Street, being a policeman is his life and he agrees to a demotion,
hoping to someday have the chance to redeem himself and once again wear the
privileged S.W.A.T. uniform.
Street gets that chance
when team commander Dan "Hondo" Harrelson (Jackson) is assigned to
recruit and train five top-notch cops for a new Special Weapons and Tactics unit
(S.W.A.T.). The other members of the new team Hondo recruits are Deacon "Deke"
Kaye (James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J), Chris Sanchez (Michelle Rodriguez),
Michael Boxer (Brian Van Holt) and T.J. McCabe (Josh Charles).
After weeks of
demanding physical training, the new S.W.A.T. team is quickly thrown into action
when a notorious drug lord Alex Montel (Olivier Martinez), audaciously offers a
$100 million bounty to anyone who can free him from police custody. As they
escort the kingpin out of Los Angeles and into the hands of the Feds, they are
pursued by a ruthless and well-armed band of mercenaries.