The Squad :- Watch The Squad on Youtube on Fire, Considering that “The Sweeney” earned a modest $7 million in 2012 and less than $27,000 in the U.S. it’s not quite clear why anyone would want a French remake that adds little, unless you count all the cigarettes (even the pregnant lady smokes). Director Benjamin Rocher clearly saw the project as a chance to pay tribute to such 1980s American action movies as “Lethal Weapon” and “Die Hard.” To his credit, the helmer (hot off soccer-themed zomedy “Goal of the Dead”) delivers playful, high-octane action on a fraction of the budget those star-driven Hollywood pics had to work with, and yet, he seems to have overlooked the elements that made those pics so memorable: namely, unpredictable characters in dangerous underdog situations. Here, from the antigang squad’s opening raid, it’s the cops who seem to have the upper hand. Featuring a team so big it takes two cars to carry them all, the ensemble bonds en route to a warehouse bust: Cocky Cartier (a “Goal of the Dead” veteran) teases newbie and nervous birthday boy Manu (Oumar Diaw) that his odds of survival are slim, seeing as how all the greats Jim Morrison, Kurt Kobain, Amy Winehouse died at age 27. It makes for amusing repartee, which Francois Loubeyre and Tristan Schulmann’s script consistently supplies amid its recycled-parts plotting, though Manu needn’t have worried: The goons are no match for this group of rule-bending police officers, who arrive in such numbers.
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Release: 19 August 2015 (France)
IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
Director: Benjamin Rocher
Stars: Jean Reno, Alban Lenoir, Caterina Murino