The Sweeney Reviews
So my guess is that you'd have to have seen the TV Series. hahaha. So overall enjoyed it emmenesley. Very good. Highly recommended. Loyalty is a key player in the film.
Ray Winstone, Plan B and Hayley Atwell were all very good in their respective roles.
A very good story and keeps you very involved right until the end.
As for Ray Winstone he should know better he should have played the villain, how old was the bloke playing Carter he looked like a kid to me, but that might be my age.
They should have re made it set in the seventies like "life on Mars "
Well they had a good pedigree to work with, let's hope someone else has a go
Ray how about a sequel to "Sexy beast" you excelled in that.
In truth, the original 1970s television series on which this film is based had a similar tendency to stretch the bounds of credibility, but it did have one thing absent from this film that afforded it some right to the claim of ?gritty realism?. The thing that the original TV series had, that even at the time marked it out as very different from any of the plethora of contemporary TV ?Cop? shows was an underlying mood of melancholy. In John Thaw?s portrayal of Regan in particular was a sense of the heavy price his job exacted upon him, and I?m not talking about physical injury or physical harm to those dear to him. Yes, he was tough and unconventional but effective, but Thaw?s Regan was not a happy soul at peace with himself. The TV series did seek to portray the way in which Regan was troubled by the experiences he lived, maybe even troubled by the methods he found himself using. Yes, a TV series affords more time for such subtleties, but the TV series at least had this one aspect that lent it some feel of ?realism?. This film is devoid of any such sense.