"100 MILLLLLION DOLLARS!"
MovieAddict - wrote on 02/12/12
Loosely based on the TV show of the same name, SWAT was a fun, action-packed, escapist movie. A top LAPD brass wants to repair and polish their tarnished reputation by bringing back from retirement Sgt. "Hondo" Harrelson (Samuel L. Jackson) to hand pick a special S.W.A.T. team to take care of extremely dangerous situations. Colin Farrel plays Jim Street, who had been a member of S.W.A.T. previously but was demoted to a gun cage cleaning until Jackson arrives and gives him a second chance. Also on the squad is Chris Sanchez (Michelle Rodriguez) who has already been turned down for S.W.A.T. duty just because she is female. She is one tough babe that can more than carry her share of the load. The rest of the team includes L.L Cool J. The team gets assigned to transfer the head of a notorious European crime cartel Alex Montel (Oliver Martinez) to a Federal lockup. All hell breaks loose when Montel looks into a news camera and claims to give $100 million to anyone who can set him free. A routine transfer turns into an all out war fighting off several different factions greedy for the crime boss' money. The real star of this movie is Jeremy Renner, Farrell's partner gone bad. His acting is subtle but expressive; I am so looking forward to seeing him in The Bourne Legacy. Woo haa!