The Mod Squad

1999

Action / Crime / Thriller

133
IMDb Rating 4.2 10 8,298

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Claire Danes as Beth March
Josh Brolin as Josh
Richard Jenkins as Barney
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700.04 MB
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23.976 fps
92 min
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92 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by wes-connors 3 / 10 / 10

Broken Hip

The DVD sleeve explains the premise: "Three problem teens are headed for jail," and are "set to do time until Captain Greer offers them a deal to work for him - undercover." The film opens with definitions of the words "Mod" and "Squad", so you won't have to look them up in the dictionary. For a visual definition of "Cool", search for photographs of the original threesome: Michael Cole (as Pete Cochran), Clarence Williams III (as Linc Hayes), and Peggy Lipton (as Julie Barnes). One black. One white. One blonde. Once they defined cool. The three who make up Scott Silver's version of Aaron Spelling's "The Mod Squad" are twentysomethings: Claire Danes (as Julie Barnes), Giovanni Ribisi (as Pete Cochran), and Omar Epps (as Linc Hayes). They aren't able to do much with the material given. Mr. Ribisi's portrayal is the most "far out", meaning he digresses most from the original characterization. Ms. Danes romances Josh Brolin (as Billy Waites), who looks like he could be in a re-make of "Marcus Welby, MD". You won't believe hefty Michael Lerner dancing with Mr. Epps' "Linc". He explains, "I'm not a fairy, I just like to dance!" and requests, "Spin me!" *** The Mod Squad (1999) Scott Silver ~ Claire Danes, Giovanni Ribisi, Omar Epps

Reviewed by capone666 6 / 10 / 10

The Vidiot Reviews...

The Mod Squad The worst part about employing young undercover cops is they binge drink at house parties and break cover. Thankfully, the covert trio in this action movie are too busy tracking a killer to attend ragers. Opting to work for the police in a new department instead of serving time, Julie (Claire Danes), Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) and Linc (Omar Epps) are trained in the art of infiltration by their mentor Capt. Greer (Dennis Farina). But when Greer ends up on the wrong side of a drug lord's gun, the motley crew must bring his killer to justice. A slapdash adaptation of the groundbreaking counterculture cop drama from the '60s, this 1999 version lacks the social and political undercurrent of its source material. Instead, it's a lifeless and shoddily acted knock-off - similar to the original in name only. Besides, immature undercover officers today can't stop posting on Twitter about being undercover. Red Light vidiotreviews.blogspot.ca

Reviewed by shoobe01-1 6 / 10 / 10

Disappointingly decent; so much more could have been made of it

Not as bad as the reputation it has. Sorta odd in the mediocre movie genre really, as it's got entirely good and sometimes very good acting (Giovanni Ribisi is a standout but even many supporting characters are great) with dialogue mostly written to back them up. Good photography, good editing, quite good music and sound editing. But the overall story is a bit thin. Every bad guy has to have an Expository Meeting when the good guys are around, and the cops-or-informants thing was annoyingly vague for something that is at least 20% a police procedural. The whole Mod Squad thing also was mostly pointless. Either should have been free-standing or made into a period piece.

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