Release Date: 14 September 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Jean Reno, Alban Lenoir, Thierry Neuvic
The quintessentially British ’70s cop show received a big screen update in 2012, which has now been remade by the French and relocated to Paris – where they don’t talk in rhyming slang. Surprisingly it works, although the original title The Squad was a better fit to avoid comparisons. Jean Reno leads these Parisian counterparts to Jack Reagan and his squad, and they don’t play by the book either. Out to bust a Russian gang responsible for a series of bank and jewellry heists, these good cops with bad attitudes keep things old school, with the action and shootout quotient as high as the Eiffel Tower. It’s still pretty much The Sweeney, albeit in French.