The Sweeney: Paris

2015

Action / Drama

137
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 3,253

Synopsis


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Cast

Caterina Murino as Margaux
Jean Reno as Victor Dubois
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852.24 MB
1280*720
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
92 min
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1.71 GB
1920×1080
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
92 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Bantam 6 / 10 / 10

Straight forward action flick

This one is a straight forward, no-frills action flick. No twists, no turns. The cast is decent and the story is plausible without being too cliché laden. Nonetheless, for European audiences some of the action (and subsequently its impact on the "environment" and the consequences for the cops) might seem over-the-top. But we've learned to live with the fact, that "action cops" can blow up a building, to get a pickpocket. And it just earns them 3 weeks behind the desk. Most of the dialogue is okay, some exchanges are even funny, without being silly. But it's not a Lethal Weapon/Die Hard kinda thing. Directing goes okay even though some of the action sequences are a tiny bit hectic- the cuts made during editing look a bit like they were made on purpose to emphasize the intense exchange of gunfire. IMO here less would have been more. It would be more en par with the rest of the movie. But in general the overall pace is okay. As mentioned, the story is a no-frills crime/thriller which is suitable for a decent action flick. Do not expect too much from it, though. Unfortunately Jean Reno has gotten old. You can tell by the way he moves in several shots- also, when the action kicks in he is "magically" more agile, thanks to stunt people. But he still does well as an aging cop. I just do not like the full beard he is sporting in this one. To sum it up, it's a decent French action flick, liberally borrowing from American action cinema in terms of craftsmanship.

Reviewed by gogettheroach 6 / 10 / 10

Worthless!

I expected better. The squad feels like an unpicked TV pilot that was made for greedy reasons. Jean Reno used to be good. Now he's no better than Steven Seagal. Even the action scenes sucked!

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10 / 10

Better than the original

As the title would suggest, THE SWEENEY: Paris is a straightforward remake of the British crime film THE SWEENEY, starring Ray Winstone. I didn't like the British version because of the direction by Nick Love, which I thought was entirely lacklustre. The good news is that THE SWEENEY: Paris is much better, with a tighter script and much better-directed action scenes. The story is nothing new and merely involves the usual cops and robbers stuff, with three big set-pieces dotted amid the story. Said set-pieces are gloriously violent, with massive shoot-outs on the scale of HEAT and some aggressive hand-to-hand combat thrown into the mix too. It's definitely a film for those of us who enjoy watching bad guys getting their heads smashed in with baseball bats. The lead role is taken by the aged-but-still-got-it Jean Reno, who is a delight and much better than Winstone was. Reno is well supported by an engaging cast that includes a nice role for Caterina Murino, once a Bond girl and still deeply attractive after the passage of years. The other characters seem to have better depth than usual for the genre too. THE SWEENEY: Paris has the edge over the last French action thriller I watched, RABID DOGS.

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