Ray Winstone and Ben Drew team up to bring us Nick Love’s take on policing the criminal ridden streets of London. Based on the 70s cop series of the same name, The Sweeney attempts to deliver a hard hitting punch to the face but ends up turning in a limp wristed slap. Once more, with feeling Winstone.
The omnitalented Ben Drew (aka Plan B) adds directing and screenwriting to his CV with a searing debut set in the crime-ridden streets where he grew up. As insightful as Kidulthood, as brutal as Harry Brown and as intrinsically moral as one of Aesop’s Fables, this East End thrillride is the real deal.