The Mod Squad


Action / Crime / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 4%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 17%
IMDb Rating 4.2 10 8151


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Claire Danes as Julie
Josh Brolin as Billy
Richard Jenkins as Mothershed
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23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by capone666 4 / 10

The Vidiot Reviews...

The Mod Squad

The worst part about employing young undercover cops is they binge drink at house parties and break cover.

Thankfully, the covert trio in this action movie are too busy tracking a killer to attend ragers.

Opting to work for the police in a new department instead of serving time, Julie (Claire Danes), Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) and Linc (Omar Epps) are trained in the art of infiltration by their mentor Capt. Greer (Dennis Farina).

But when Greer ends up on the wrong side of a drug lord's gun, the motley crew must bring his killer to justice.

A slapdash adaptation of the groundbreaking counterculture cop drama from the '60s, this 1999 version lacks the social and political undercurrent of its source material.

Instead, it's a lifeless and shoddily acted knock-off - similar to the original in name only.

Besides, immature undercover officers today can't stop posting on Twitter about being undercover.

Red Light

Reviewed by shoobe01-1 6 / 10

Disappointingly decent; so much more could have been made of it

Not as bad as the reputation it has. Sorta odd in the mediocre movie genre really, as it's got entirely good and sometimes very good acting (Giovanni Ribisi is a standout but even many supporting characters are great) with dialogue mostly written to back them up. Good photography, good editing, quite good music and sound editing.

But the overall story is a bit thin. Every bad guy has to have an Expository Meeting when the good guys are around, and the cops-or-informants thing was annoyingly vague for something that is at least 20% a police procedural. The whole Mod Squad thing also was mostly pointless. Either should have been free-standing or made into a period piece.

Reviewed by C. Sean Currie (hypestyle) 3 / 10

Not a Good Update of 60s/70sTV show

"The Mod Squad" is a motion picture update of the original TV series which originally aired in the late 60s/early 70s.

The original "Mod Squad" featured a trio of college aged friends circa 1970 who had unofficial detective status with the local Los Angeles police force and worked to solve crimes that were taking place among people their age. The story lines frequently dealt with then-timely topics of the counter culture, feminism, civil rights, racism, the war in Vietnam, the (Baby Boomer era) generation gap, and more. Without actually being cops, this was a precursor of sorts to the 1980s-era 21 Jump Street.

This film takes the basic, general concept of the Mod Squad, but doesn't execute the story very well. The lead characters (played by Omar Epps, Giovanni Ribisi, Claire Daines) all come across as sullen twits who have had previous scrapes with the law as teens, but somehow have come under the mentorship of a police Captain (played by a wasted Dennis Farina.) **Major Spoilers** the death of the Captain early on in the story prompts a revenge investigation by the Squad, but his death puts a cap on finding out just why this guy was so committed to mentoring these delinquents instead of just allowing the book to be thrown at them, years ago.

The main plot has the team investigating a drug ring that heavily uses young adults as mules/dealers. Of course, the main boss is anything but someone their age, hence the "don't trust anyone over 25" attitude among the trio.

Julie (Danes) has a cheating boyfriend, and in one sequence she sets his car and clothes on fire in revenge. This comes only a few years removed from a similar tactic seen in "Waiting to Exhale", so there's a bit of anticlimactic context to it.

The villain is a generic mobster, and a sequence where he wants to dance with one of the male Squad guys is played straight, but comes across as an awkward gay-panic joke.

The theater audience I saw this with got more of a hoot out of Eddie Griffin's cameo than they did out of Omar Epps' entire performance.

About the only role I envied in this film was Claire Danes' pants.

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