The result is a capable, if somewhat generic, crime thriller/drama. With some clear reverence for the material (the film rather than the television show), the film follows many plot points of the original, as well as numerous films that have come before in this genre. So much so, it's almost a wonder why anybody bothered to put the effort in to this production. In the hands of director Benjamin Rocher however, the action is as deft as the characters themselves, offering fight sequences and set-pieces that are both frequent and attention grabbing. It is also not without it's fair share of humour - most notably in the banter and camaraderie of the titual squad - and, if you scratch beneath the surface, a surprising trace amount of heart.
For all this, the sum of its parts don't quite manage to equal a successful whole. Proceedings remain mostly predictable (and therefore unsuspenseful) throughout, with some interactions and developments falling flat and, outside of a wonderful, tension-relieving ringtone, a score that leaves a lot to be desired.
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