THE SWEENEY ( MA15+)
★★ 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