Rent The Sweeney (2012)

3.0 of 5 from 212 ratings
1h 48min
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Synopsis:
Tearing up the streets of London, Detective Inspector Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and his partner George Carter (Ben Drew) from the Flying Squad have their own way of operating, and when an old enemy makes a re-appearance on the London crime scene, they will do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Allan Niblo, Rupert Preston, James G. Richardson, Christopher Simon, Felix Vossen
Voiced By:
Darran Specter, Gareth Turkington
Writers:
Nick Love, John Hodge
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/01/2013
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes of the Sweeney
  • Preparing the Sweeney
  • Shooting in Trafalgar Square
  • The New Regan and Carter
  • Top Gear and the Caravan Park
  • On the Shooting Range
  • Animated Storyboards: Trafalgar Square, The caravan Park
  • Audio Commentary with Director and Producers
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/01/2013
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes of the Sweeney
  • Preparing the Sweeney
  • Shooting in Trafalgar Square
  • The New Regan and Carter
  • Top Gear and the Caravan Park
  • On the Shooting Range
  • Animated Storyboards: Trafalgar Square, The caravan Park
  • Audio Commentary with Director and Producers

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Reviews (2) of The Sweeney

A pale imitation of the 1970s TV series and films - The Sweeney review by RP

Spoiler Alert
24/02/2013

This film inevitably invites comparison with the original TV series (and falls short). It also invites comparison with the 1970s films (and falls short). Both the Regan and Carter characters are pale imitations of the John Thaw and Dennis Waterman interpretations. And regrettably, Ray Winstone is descending into a caricature of himself.

It has a silly plot with too many guns - this is England, not a place where Serbian gangsters run riot with submachine guns in Trafalgar Square. Jack Regan shouldn't be the driver, let alone of a piddly little modern Ford Focus rather than a proper Granada-sized car. What's this, a car chase on a caravan site? - you're having a larf, surely. And it's full of Americanisms ('Give me your gun and your badge', references to 'Internal Affairs') and inaccurate detail (a suspect can be detained for 36 hours without charge, and up to 96 hours with the authority of a magistrate). There is the occasional nod to other roles that Ray Winstone has played, for example when he loads a sock with batteries as a weapon compared to snooker balls in a sock in 'Scum'. There's also too much f-ing and blinding for my taste.

Directed by Nick Love, perhaps the best thing about it is that he hasn't cast the tiresome Danny Dyer in it. Below average stuff - 2/5 stars.

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Awful - The Sweeney review by MP

Spoiler Alert
07/05/2020

Would give it half a star if I could (or none).

Truly British filmmaking at it's very worst. Winstone is becoming a one trick pony and it's about time he retired.

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