Customer Reviews


4 Reviews
5 star:    (0)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (2)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars slick
A group of teenage kids in trouble with the law, are forced to do undercover work and find that the cops they are working for are corrupt.
Published on 22 Sep 2001 by Nicholas James Davies

versus
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not a movie, it's a void: avoid
The Mod Squad isn't a movie, it's a void. That's the most fascinating thing about it and the thing that kept me watching - I'd never seen a film that offered absolutely nothing before. It's a film without any reason to exist whatsoever, seemingly consciously designed to appeal to no-one as if made purely as a contractual obligation to someone the studio really dislike...
Published on 8 Dec 2007 by Trevor Willsmer


Most Helpful First | Newest First

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not a movie, it's a void: avoid, 8 Dec 2007
By 
Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
(HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)    (TOP 100 REVIEWER)   
This review is from: The Mod Squad [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
The Mod Squad isn't a movie, it's a void. That's the most fascinating thing about it and the thing that kept me watching - I'd never seen a film that offered absolutely nothing before. It's a film without any reason to exist whatsoever, seemingly consciously designed to appeal to no-one as if made purely as a contractual obligation to someone the studio really dislike. There is no plot, there is no characterization, there are no set piece action scenes, there aren't even any scenes as such, just a progression of increasingly empty shots projected at 24 frames per second. I'm not talking about empty as in dumb summer blockbuster but empty as in "We haven't got the pages yet so just point the camera at something and stop when you've got 90 minutes worth." Its almost abstract nature makes you appreciate the `achievements' of Charlie's Angels and S.W.A.T. that much more. What it does offer is far too much of Giovanni Ribisi at his most tediously execrable doing his bastard son of a thousand morons impersonating Marlon Brando method acting routine, Michael Lerner dancing with Omar Epps and... no, that's it. Oh, Clare Danes has a nice smile in one shot. And Dennis Farina has the sense to get killed off early. Quite probably the most utterly pointless film ever made, it's like L'Humanite without the jokes but, you know, for kids.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty people, pretty picture, 11 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Think of Charlies Angels (another remake of a classic 60's TV show). Leave your brain at the door and you will have a wonderful film experience. Similarly, suspend your disbelief and you will revel in the fantasy of the Mod Squad. Cheesy lines, bad bad cops and too cool undercover felons with the ability to convieniently fit together the pieces of a bizarre puzzle in time to save the day. Unlike Charlies Angels, the mindless fun and comedy is outweighed by heartfelt soul searching discussions. But the Mod Squad can walk well in slo-mo, blow up cars like nobodys business and smooch til the morning wearing their designer duds. Put your brain in a box in the kitchen, and enjoy.....
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1.0 out of 5 stars I was blending..., 1 Jan 2014
This review is from: The Mod Squad [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
Three delinquents are recruited by a cop working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring.

When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring.

Suffering the jibes, and ridicule of fellow officers; they struggle to save their names, and that of their deceased benefactor.....

The first two minutes of this film really get you in the mood for something visually stimulating, even if the script may not be the best, and it already gives the main plot point away.

Then the visual stimulants go away, and you notice Ribisi is trying to channel Nicolas Cage, and doing a disastrous job (Ribisi = Risible). Then you notice Epps is just standing around with a look of attitude for the entire movie.

So this just leaves Danes to save the movie, and while she is good, she cannot do anything with the horrid narrative, and under par performances from seasoned actors like Lerner and Brolin (who may as well wear an 'I'm a Villain' T Shirt on his entrance).

The soundtrack is very good though, and some of the camera angles are original, but all In all, it's too boring for its own good.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars slick, 22 Sep 2001
This review is from: The Mod Squad [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
A group of teenage kids in trouble with the law, are forced to do undercover work and find that the cops they are working for are corrupt.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

The Mod Squad [DVD] [1999]
The Mod Squad [DVD] [1999] by Scott Silver (DVD - 2000)
1.98
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews