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The Mod Squad Reviews

March 21, 2017
There are only two possible reactions to the film version of The Mod Squad: Either you hate it or you really hate it.
March 21, 2017
Whatever countercultural kick the original Mod Squad had going for it, it has long since faded like a favorite pair of blue jeans, the kind you remember fondly but wouldn't dream of wearing again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 21, 2017
The film's resolute failure is clearly a group effort requiring not just an awful script and flat-footed direction, but also terrible acting, an intrusive and derivative score, and a plot that seems to have been lifted from an unproduced Baretta teleplay.
March 21, 2017
Nothing really fits together and just to make it worse, the movie is ugly.
March 21, 2017
The Mod Squad is one of the flimsiest excuses for a movie I've seen in ages.
March 21, 2017
Maybe someone thought a new Mod Squad would be hip, but it's just a big jive turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 7, 2011
[The Mod Squad] presents undercover law enforcement less as a profession than as an accessory, an excuse to pout and glower chicly, to stand around in nightclubs acting like a sullen version of the Last American Rebel.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
March 10, 2007
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January 5, 2007
An exercise in robotic filmmaking.
April 25, 2003
A flawed fraud, a youth movie so disjointed, witless and condescending that it's painful to watch.
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
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
At the end, theater exit signs are welcome beacons.
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
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.
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
January 1, 2000
This isn't a horrible film. It's just no good.