Samuel L Jackson and Colin Farrell swagger through S.W.A.T., a guns-and-big-trucks macho extravaganza based on the 1970s TV show of the same name, in which police teams are brought in to take care of extremely dangerous situations. Jackson plays a sergeant brought out of retirement to form a new squad, which includes rebellious Farrell and tough babe Michelle Rodriguez.
After a lot of training and head-butting with a smarmy police captain, the squad gets assigned to transfer the head of a European crime cartel (Olivier Martinez) who's declared on television that he'll give $100 million to anyone who gets him out. Every scumbag in Los Angeles descends to claim the money, turning a routine transfer into a bullet-filled gauntlet. Despite some gaps in logic and a generic flavour, S.W.A.T. will satisfy most action-movie junkies. --Bret Fetzer
They're the best of the best, the elite of law enforcement. And they've been recruited for their most dangerous mission ever. From the Producers of The Fast and the Furious and xXx, this explosive action thriller stars Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (1995, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Pulp Fiction), Colin Farrell (Phone Booth, Minority Report), Michelle Rodriguez (Blue Crush, The Fast and the Furious), and LL Cool J (Charlie's Angels, Deep Blue Sea). Harrelson (Jackson) is assigned to recruit and train five top-notch cops for a new Special Weapons and Tactics unit (S.W.A.T.). After weeks of demanding physical training the new S.W.A.T. team is quickly thrown into action after the notorious drug lord Alex Montel (Oliver Martinez), audaciously offers a $100 million bounty to anyone who can free him from police custody. But as they escort the kingpin out of Los Angeles and into the hands of the Feds, their mission is compromised by a ruthless, heavily armed band of mercenaries.