S.W.A.T. (2003, USA) C-117m. SCOPE ** D: Clark Johnson. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Josh Charles, Olivier Martinez. Entertaining-enough action movie about ousted cop Farrell, who gets a chance of redemption on Jackson's S.W.A.T. team, especially when French prisoner Martinez is offering anyone who frees him $100 million. Some good action scenes, but with cardboard characters and an instantly forgettable plotline. Based on a TV series from the mid-1970s.

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