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S.W.A.T.

S.W.A.T.

In yet another attempt to recapture the excitement and style of a 70ís TV show, S.W.A.T. hits the big screen with an impressive cast and explosive story line.

With any action film there is the bad and the good, but here the good simply does not present itself soon enough and often enough.  The film revolves around a S.W.A.T. team of what can best be called misfits put together to do nothing more than annoy the police commander.

The story is as follows - a former SWAT member attempts to help a drug lord escape while being transferred from city to state custody.  Of course there are the obligatory crashes, explosions and gun battles, but you are never given the chance to get to know the characters and as a result they are nothing more than a body, no soul.

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Brian Van Holt, Josh Charles, Olivier Martinez and Jeremy Renner you would think "WOW", but it turns out to be more of an "OUCH" as I'm sure most if not all would love to eliminate this one from their list of film credits.

With nothing more than some good (not great) film editing, S.W.A.T. provides about 20 minutes of its two hour running time that is actually entertaining, otherwise it is poorly written and in fact boring.

Though aimed at the teen / tween audience, S.W.A.T. is sure to be killed off early in the box office as even the target audience has seen better action films and certainly better films are available this summer season.

 
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