The Sweeney (2012) Movie review – A cockney mosquito

The introduction to this movie is great,action packed with a side order of witty banter.

Now, my co blogger Yappy had slated this movie a few weeks earlier so I was fully prepared not to like it,after the first ten minutes I had to agree with Yappy.

Ray Winstone has got be to be the number one cockney accent actor in the world (after Michael Caine)

Problem is, there is no substance to his character in this film, instead it just feels like someone has grabbed hold of the cockney dictionary and threw it at an average script.

  • Abergavenny ……………………….. Penny
  • Ace Of Spades ……………………… AIDS
  • Acker Bilk ………………………… Milk
  • Adam And Eve ………………………. Believe
  • Adam And The Ants ………………….. Pants
  • Airs And Graces ……………………. Braces
  • Airs And Graces ……………………. Faces
  • Airs And Graces ……………………. Races
  • Alan Minter ……………………….. Splinter
  • Alan Whickers ……………………… Knickers
  • Alderman’s Nail ……………………. Tail
  • All Afloat ………………………… Coat
  • All Time Loser …………………….. Boozer (Heavy Drinker)
  • Allan Border ………………………. Out Of Order
  • Alligator …………………………. Later
  • Almond Rock ……………………….. Frock
  • Almond Rocks ………………………. Socks
  • Andy Cain …………………………. Rain
  • Andy McNab ………………………… Cab (Taxi)
  • Anna Maria ………………………… Fire
  • Apple Core ………………………… Score (Twenty Pounds)
  • Apple Fritter ……………………… Bitter (Beer)
  • Apples And Pears …………………… Stairs
  • April Fool ………………………… Stool
  • April Fool ………………………… Tool
  • April Fools ……………………….. Football Pools

With most sentences ending with ”you bastard or ”you cun*” the words lose their effect and power,I am in no way offended by the words,they just feel forced into what feels like a low-budget TV drama.

These characters are relics,they are no longer believable or likeable,it becomes a painful watch at times and I would be surprised if any of the original fans would enjoy these crap.

3/10

KO

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