The Mod Squad - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mod Squad Reviews

Page 1 of 3
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 9, 2009
This latest bigscreen retrofitting of a vintage TV series (1968-73) feels like the most shameless effort yet in the renewed exploitation of the youth market.
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide
January 5, 2007
No one expects much from movie adaptations of TV shows but complete incoherence and boredom is a bit too much to bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic

Chicago Reader
January 5, 2007
An exercise in robotic filmmaking.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Mindless, stylish fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Who cares?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 19, 2004
Otherwise dependable young actors like Danes, Ribisi and Epps seem lost in one-dimensional and unconvincing characters.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
This is a pristine example of incoherent storyline mixed with poor editing and limp writing.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
A flawed fraud, a youth movie so disjointed, witless and condescending that it's painful to watch.
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Writer Scott Silver also directed the film, but obviously had no idea how to convey to his actors any sense of enthusiasm or energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Add another one to the scrap heap of trendy, nostalgic, 60's and 70's TV shows reduced to cinematic rubble by the inspiration starved minds in Hollywood.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
The first big-screen resurrection aimed squarely at a generation that probably never heard of, much less watched, the original TV show.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Yeah, let's make a movie for the kids ... based on a TV show they've never even heard of.
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Plays like a 90-minute version of the old television show. That's not necessarily bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 18, 2002
Nearly every scene is a guaranteed hoot-fest.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The film simply doesn't deliver anything sufficiently remarkable to distinguish itself from sturdier competition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Add another to the scrap heap of hip '60s and '70s TV shows reduced to cinematic rubble by the inspiration-starved minds in Hollywood.
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
I can scarcely remember a single film which was less enjoyable to watch than The Mod Squad.
Full Review
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A great-looking picture that zips along with grace, light on its feet but possessed of just enough gravity to allow us to take its people rather than its old TV series premise seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
At the end, theater exit signs are welcome beacons.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of movie that isn't even worth renting when it comes out on video because, with the possible exception of Michael Lerner and Omar Epps dancing to show tunes, you've seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Page 1 of 3