The Sweeney

The Sweeney
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nick Love
  • Written by: John Hodge/Nick Love
  • Cast: Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, Ray Winstone
  • UK release: 12 September 2012

Reboot of beloved British cop show, with Winstone as foul-mouthed, fist-happy Detective Regan and Drew (aka rapper Plan B) truly impressive as his partner Carter. The backstory is haphazard and unfollowable but the relationship between Regan and his colleagues provides plot, and Love’s style lends diverting theatricality to this decent, undemanding movie.

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The Sweeney

14 Aug 20123 stars

Even without Danny Dyer and a followable backstory, Nick Love's reboot has verve and theatricality

Do policemen really have offices like that? Can ramifications have repercussions? What would be the gender-reversed equivalent of a Ray Winstone/Hayley Atwell love match? Will anyone ever do a makeup job on poor ginger Damian Lewis that doesn’t make him…

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