THE SWEENEY ( MA15+)

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

★★ AN­OTHER mod­ern maul­ing of an old TV show that went quite all right in its day. If only be­cause it was so con­sis­tently cheap, nasty and en­ter­tain­ing. The new ver­sion? Just nasty. Ray Win­stone stars as Rea­gan, the old­est, tough­est mem­ber of Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice’s leg­endary Fly­ing Squad. If you pull a smash’n’grab, then Rea­gan and his young posse are gonna grab ya and smash ya. It is C- grade cops’n’rob­bers stuff all the way here. A lot of blokes in black bal­a­clavas break a lot of glass. Some car chases. Some more fights. Some sex. Some more fights. And di­a­logue that sounds as if it was com­posed by an on­line Cock­ney slang gen­er­a­tor. Ev­ery­one’s a slag or a geezer.

Now show­ing Vil­lage Cinemas

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