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The Sweeney: Paris

The Sweeney: Paris
  • 2015
  • France
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Benjamin Rocher
  • Cast: Jean Reno, Caterina Murino, Alban Lenoir
  • UK release: 15 April 2016

Serge (Reno) and Cartier (Lenoir) operate a tough Parisian police unit which uses unorthodox methods but gets results. Inexplicable French remake of Nick Love's unloved 2012 movie version of the 70s TV show. Reno is well cast and the main action set-piece (although cribbed from Heat) is good fun, but why bother remaking a film which was barely any good in the first place?

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The Sweeney: Paris

11 Apr 20162 stars

Jean Reno leads this baffling French remake of the 2012 British crime flick

Also known as The Squad and before that Antigang, Benjamin Rocher’s police procedural seems to have suffered from an identity crisis, but it’s most accurately described by its UK title, The Sweeney: Paris. Yes, it really is a remake of Nick Love’s…

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