75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Directed by Clark Johnson in an efficient and occasionally exhilarating style that points to the Emmy-winner's TV cop-show pedigree ("Homicide," "The Wire," "NYPD Blue").
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of the best cop thrillers since "Training Day."
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Aware of its own cuteness because the dialogue plays by the rules of meta-entertainment.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The standout in the cast is James Todd Smith, whose acting talent may soon persuade him to shed his adolescent stage name of LL Cool J and concentrate on mainstream film roles.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Those who love police overkill, guns, jingoistic race-baiting, guns, macho smugness, and guns will be well served.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What we have here is a model for the paint-by-numbers, perfectly generic, proudly soulless summer action flick. An original idea would die for lack of oxygen in S.W.A.T.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
By the time you've given up guessing whether S.W.A.T. wants to be a half-serious action pic or just affably jokey, its storytelling has turned so ludicrously melodramatic that it doesn't matter.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Noisy, standard-issue cop actioner.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
SWAT is better than "Gigli," but so is most outpatient surgery.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Looks like the deformed spawn of a development process gone awry.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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