Superstars Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell team up with a dazzling cast to form a crack S.W.A.T. team aiming to take down crime in this pulse-pounding, high-octane, action/adventure.
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By-the-numbers explosion flick -- no surprises.
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Fresh: Solidly entertaining without being spectacular.
- Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine, Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Rotten: You can't get mad at it -- except for the two hours of your life it steals from you.
- Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Saturday, August 9, 2003
"Even cops dial 911" An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it. REVIEW I gotta say this started off very promising. Tight, action-filled and generally quite interesting. But I don't understand why the makers spent a lot of time trying to build up the character of Jim Street when he all through the movie is a very one-dimensional person. Also, a lot of the characters are rather tired clichs, and the storyline is quite predictable. The ending? The ending is standard stuff, nothing extraordinary, and the lame attempt at black humor in the end is painful. If you ignore these shortcomings, the movie is chock-full with action and some braindead albeit suitable dialogue. I've seen worse, but I've seen better.
- LorenzoVonMatterhorn, Tuesday, February 10, 2009