The idea is that they can get into places where a normal cop would stand out like a sore thumb. But when their commanding officer is murdered, the three would-be cops are immediately suspected. They'll have to work together to clear their names and find the real killer. There's really not much to say about The Mod Squad other than it's one hot mess of a movie!
The plot is a total disaster. First, the premise is ludicrous. If these three were any good at undercover work, it might have made more sense.
However, they blow their cover almost immediately. Second, it's all so dull. The just over minute runtime drags more than it should There's nothing that held my interest, Long stretches of tedious dialogue and lifeless action. Third, and most importantly, the script is horribly predictable.
It's not very hard figuring out what's going on and who the baddies are. Plot points are telegraphed from the beginning. It's one of the more poorly written scripts I've seen in a major, theatrically released film. Too bad, really. The Mod Squad should have set-up Claire Danes for a long, interesting career in films. But if you look at her filmography, it's not hard to see what this movie did to her career. Sure, she's been successful, but she hasn't been the big star she could and should have been.
As for Danes' costars, the less said the better. Epps proves he can't act and Ribisi is uber-annoying. Danes is the lone bright spot in what is otherwise a pitiful excuse of a movie.
FlashCallahan 29 December When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. Suffering the jibes, and ridicule of fellow officers; they struggle to save their names, and that of their deceased benefactor The first two minutes of this film really get you in the mood for something visually stimulating, even if the script may not be the best, and it already gives the main plot point away.
Then you notice Epps is just standing around with a look of attitude for the entire movie. So this just leaves Danes to save the movie, and while she is good, she cannot do anything with the horrid narrative, and under par performances from seasoned actors like Lerner and Brolin who may as well wear an 'I'm a Villain' T Shirt on his entrance.
The soundtrack is very good though, and some of the camera angles are original, but all In all, it's too boring for its own good.
Mod Squad is a horrible film. How it's producers could make so little with a budget of 50 million dollars is beyond me. Beginning with the script, that it's plain awful. Everything in this film makes absolutely no sense.
There is no continuity in the sequences, the character development is one of the worst that i've ever saw, and nothing in it is explained in a clever way or whatever. And yes, it's boring, because is so slow, 'cause there is no decent conflict at all. That factor is the worst for any action film, of course. The jokes are the lamest you can think of, and The actors were not that bad though, and the soundtrack is actually decent So, Mod Squad, in the bigger and most optimistic of the expectations, will be remembered as the film which almost killed Josh Brolin's career.
I really wanted to like this movie, but I just couldn't. It had the potential to be a really cool, hip remake of a cool show, but that's where it fell apart. It was too hip, too cool.
First of all, all the cool lines and scenes were showcased in the preview trailers, which I'd seen lots of times. And the editing was very disjointed, so that the scenes didn't seem to flow together and they all seemed out of place. Claire Danes, who I love as an actress failed to make this her break through to the beyond high school acting roles.
The only bright spot was Giovanni Ribisi as Pete. His slightly stupid, yet actually smart style was funny and refreshing. Overall though, I'd recommend just watching the previews instead of seeing the movie and wishing it was more.
This is an astonishingly bad action film. Funky wardrobes, retro chic set design, and decent cinematography cannot prevent this flick from being a snoozer.
Mod Squad's second major flaw is its lack of character development--underscored by the actors' lack of talent. I tend to like Claire Danes's work so I was quite surprised by her non-existent performance in this film. As for Omar Epps, well, he needs to take a few acting lesson to learn how to emote. The man had the same facial expression for the entire film! My suggestion is to save yourself a few bucks and wait to see this turkey on cable.
Quicksand 27 March This movie had great production values, good lighting, costumes, set, cinematography and acting. But someone, somewhere, took the script, and replaced all the dialogue with grade-school level barely literate writing. I felt my IQ dropping points any time any character spoke. Did they do this on purpose? Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.
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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. Claire Danes is nice to look at, but does nothing else but mood swing and sneak around spying on the baddies. Giovanni Ribisi's acting extent in this flick is that Droopy the Dog look for an hour and forty five minutes. And Omar Epps looks like he wants to flee the set, but the script's chlostraphobia has trapped him.
Sure, the production is nice, with the now seemingly obligitory "rave" nightclub opening action sequence and shootouts galore. Oh, and the kids yell and get mad at each other and their superiors a lot too. It's kind of like deciding to use the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine to go on a family vacation to Hollywood with your teenage kids who you and your spouse know need heavy therapy and prescription drugs.
I really wanted to like this movie, and there were promising moments, but the next scene would suck the life out of it. You can knock another Spelling remake, "Charlie's Angels", all you want, but at least that film knew it wanted to have fun with itself.
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