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The Mod Squad Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The Mod Squad has an intriguing cast, a director who knows how to use his camera and a lot of sly humor. Shame about the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
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
Scott Weinberg
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
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.
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
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Todd McCarthy
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.
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
Erik Childress
January 1, 2000
Witty and self-aware at times, but the story is lame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
If it looks like a bad '70s cop show, sounds like a bad '70s cop show and has a plot like a bad '70s cop show, what's the point of making a feature film? Just watch a bad '70s cop show, if you can find one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
There is no excuse for a movie being quite this lame and stupid.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Who cares?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
This isn't a horrible film. It's just no good.
Dragan Antulov
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
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
Some may call this escapist fare -- I call it escape-as-quickly-as-you-can fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
The Mod Squad is: 1. Sexy. 2. Cool. 3. Mod. 4. None of the above. 5. And then some!
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
A terminally thin, virtually motionless action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Between the idea and the screen much can go amiss -- and in this case, it has.
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
Makes me wonder if this didn't start out as a TV series pilot that got rejected.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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