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The Mod Squad Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 10, 2007
| Original Score: 1/4
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Chicago Reader
January 5, 2007
An exercise in robotic filmmaking.
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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.
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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
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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
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January 1, 2000
Is it possible to try too hard without making any effort whatsoever? Because that seems to be the one slim accomplishment of The Mod Squad.
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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
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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
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Justine Elias
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
If the makers of the new Mod Squad had really studied their source material, they would have noticed how weak it was to begin with, and ended this mess after 60, rather than 94, minutes of pain.
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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
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January 1, 2000
This isn't a horrible film. It's just no good.
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Entertainment Weekly
March 26, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: C-