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  S.W.A.T Review  

When the public image of the L.A. police force is at its lowest, Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Star wars) is called in to train up an elite SWAT team and thereby restore the public's faith in the force.

With a cast including Colin Farrell (Daredevil), L.L. Cool J (Deep Blue Sea, Toys) and Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and the Furious), along with the producers of 'The Fast and The Furious' and 'xXx', its not surprise that the result is a great mix of action, humour and plot twists galore with a very Rock/Metal soundtrack.

However the is the feeling that a lot of the action scenes have been cut slightly to get the certificate down to a 12A, which is a shame.

Collin Farrell can do a passable American accent, a surprise if anyone has heard how strong his Irish accent can get during his rendition of 'I fought the law' from his next film 'Intermission'!

What most people probably won't realise (well I certainly didn't to start with at any rate!) is that this is yet another attempt to bring a 70's TV series to the big screen. The S.W.A.T series starred Steve Forrest in the role Samuel L. Jackson fills in the 2003 film. As a result he gets a 'blink and you'll miss him' cameo role in the new film. Also a re-vamped version of the theme from the original show is used in a few scenes as well as over the end titles.

Ignore all the bad reviews this film has got. If you get the chance, go and see it and make your own mind up.

Review by Paul