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S.W.A.T. Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

By-the-numbers explosion flick -- no surprises.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 28, 2010
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Never quite rises above the level of merely watchable.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 8, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Is surely flawed, but in the end manages to work well as action entertainment...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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As summer shoot-'em-ups go, this is pretty well executed, with plenty of macho posing and gunfire.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 20, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A lively, mindless police thriller.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

May 20, 2008
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine

Solidly entertaining without being spectacular.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Jessica Winter
Time Out
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he high definition SWAT training footage resembles a US Army recruitment ad, appropriate since TV journeyman Johnson imagines downtown LA as an unpatrolled Baghdad, swarming with guntotin' mercenaries pursuing their share of the bounty.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony

Watching the wheels come off of S.W.A.T. is quite a sight.

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: C-

June 26, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Is there an actual character in S.W.A.T.? A plot? A single intelligent or exciting sequence?

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: D

May 4, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a case of a modest workmanlike film exceeding diminished expectations

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B-

January 29, 2005
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

This is an enjoyable entertainment, but I can't really call it any more than average.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 6/10

October 7, 2004
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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There is something sneakily gratifying about all this.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

I think intentions matter. On its own terms, this vaguely retro S.W.A.T. is honest filmmaking and bang-up entertainment to boot.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

July 2, 2004
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

I didn't pay nine bucks for this in the theater. I know which movies are worth paying for, and which barely merit an absent-minded dumping to the bottom of my NetFlix queue.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 21, 2004
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Reasonably entertaining for the first half-hour, after which your eyelids will be heavy.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2004
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... S.W.A.T. is an action movie for those of us who want to see more than shiny cars and musclebound meathead heroes of the Vin Diesel variety.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 3/4

January 5, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

S.W.A.T. may well be the set up for a movie franchise. Let's hope the producers understand why this one works.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

January 2, 2004
Paul Arendt
Teletext

'Meat and potatoes action cinema.'

Full Review Source: Teletext

December 8, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um filme interessante, mas não muito eficiente.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

November 28, 2003
Nev Pierce
BBC.com

It's just a shame there's not more substance to the style. Plenty of crash, bang. Not a lotta wallop.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2003
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