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Ray Winstone is a force playing an above the law cop, but he can't save this tired plotline.
For all its brashness and swagger, Nick Love's The Sweeney can't seem to lift itself out of movie of the week territory. This despite the presence of Ray Winstone, an actor who captivates by merely appearing onscreen. The Sweeney is an adaptation of the 1970s British TV series of the same name and the problem is it's too late. Dirty...Read Full Story
(Vertigo, Embargo | Pacific Coast News)For Ray Winstone, one of the toughest actors around, playing Jack Regan was a chance to put his own spin on a venerated character. Based on the beloved British TV series of the same name, 2013's The Sweeney updates the hardened Flying Squad of London's Metro police department, bringing them to life in the 21st century. The film is an action-packed, old school story of cops and robbers and Winstone is at the forefront, leading the charge, as usual.We...Read Full Story
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