The plot is pretty straightforward, involving a murderer who's proving tricky to catch. Thus, Winstone's Regan brings in his old school approach, which isn't exactly in line with the policy of his boss. And you can pretty much map out how the film goes.
There are factors though to make it a bit more interesting than you might immediately give it credit for. The supporting cast, featuring the likes of Homeland's Damian Lewis and Hayley Atwell, make good of what they're given. Furthermore, London makes a strong backdrop for the film, with director Nick Love making as much as he can out of the setting. And it does make for an entertaining couple of hours too, with the aforementioned Winstone a real highlight.
It might not hold much of a torch to the source material, but this The Sweeney still has a fair bit in the tank. There's enough on the disc too to warrant spending a bit of time with the extras once the credits have rolled. --Jon Foster
Don't expect this to be anything like the brilliant 1970s dramas; although there are characters such as DI Regan, DS Carter, CI Haskins and it is set in London. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Junius
Terrible acting and a very predictable, boring plot. I nodded off before then end of this film. Let's hope they don't try and make a sequel...Published 3 days ago by Mr. Mark R. Phillips
O dear o dear just what the world needs - another cockney geezer movie. Only this time the cockney geezers are the police. Read morePublished 13 days ago by The lone voice of reason
Really sorry but the sex scenes with Ray Winstone almost had me throwing up! I'm years older than his girlfriend in the film and I sure wouldn't have touched him with a barge pole. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Annie
Really action tough film better than I expected with winstone at hes strong bestwith violencePublished 26 days ago by Martinlawrencecocksedge