Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"The Sweeney" with Ray Winstone and Damian Lewis (2012)

It’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys in this action packed thriller, which takes place in modern day London. Detective Inspector Jack Regan, played by Ray Winstone, along with a handpicked squad of fellow detectives, are an elite team known as the “Flying Squad”, answerable only to themselves as they clean up the London Underworld.

Despite the criticism of a liberal press, as well as his own superior; played by Damian Lewis; for his methods, Detective Regan does bring home the bacon. With a slew of cases already solved, he is now on the trail of a master criminal and a major bank robbery, all of which are set to happen soon. The biggest obstacle in the way of the “Flying Squad” just may be the very people they are trying to protect.

Directed with a mean punch; by a man ironically named Nick Love; this film moves at a frenetic pace as it delves into the dual questions of what is right or wrong; and when is wrong right? Written tightly and realistically by John Hodge, the screenplay by Mr. Love is carefully crafted to keep you tuned into the twists and turns of this film.

Apparently, this film is based upon a show of the same name from the 1970’s British television show of the same name. Now that I have been properly introduced to the characters, I will have to look out for the original shows. Looks like I’ll be heading to You Tube.

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