The Sweeney: Paris

The Sweeney: Paris

Benjamin Rocher (2015)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Although an almost faithful adaptation of Brit flick The Sweeney (2012), which was itself loosely based on the incredibly popular 1970s cop show of the same name, The Sweeney: Paris is a policier with a distinctly French accent. When a ruthless crime ring take aim at high-profile targets in the city, the case is duly assigned to rabid old dog Serge (Jean Reno) and his youthful sidekick Cartier (Alban Lenoir). The pleasure is in the details as Reno, looking weary, anchors the predictable and strangely flat-feeling crime drama. Tight and frequently funny, it chugs along on his performance, the memorable stunt work, shoot-outs and fight choreography. Reminiscent of Paul Walker, Lenoir gets all the good dialogue in his support of Reno's unorthodox methods. A warning for anyone trying to quit smoking, though: everyone here is gasping for a fag, even Lenoir's pregnant wife. A solid if lacklustre police caper with some sparkling moments.

Cast & Crew

Serge Buren Jean Reno
Cartier Alban Lenoir
Margaux Caterina Murino
Manu Oumar Diaw
Director Benjamin Rocher

Other Information

Language: French, English +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: VertigoGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 15 Apr 2016