User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 156 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 156
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  1. Nov 12, 2012
    2
    S.W.A.T. is the worst Michael Bay film with which Michael Bay had absolutely nothing to do with.
  2. Aug 18, 2014
    2
    "S.W.A.T." is one of those films you do not know why they were made, in the first place. A typical action film, with a bland story and shallow characters, that ends predictably as bad as it begins. The casting choices are good, but the whole thing is frustrating and forgettable. It won't disappoint action fans, though.
  3. XCel
    Aug 15, 2003
    1
    Worst movie of the year... and I saw Gigli and View From the Top. Goes beyond bad to blatantly offensive, chock full of race-baiting, awful stereotypes, and the moronic gung-ho machismo that keeps Bush in office.It speaks volumes that the User Review average is over 8. I'm leaving the country ASAP.
  4. Allen
    Aug 24, 2003
    0
    WORST MOVIE EVER!!!!! OMG this movie was aweful. I hated it. The charactors made no sence and there was way too much action, i mean it was non stop!! Take a break once in a while from all the shooting, it gave me a head ache. No wonder the old TV show was taken off the air. And another thing, at one part in the movie they start to sing their own theme song. What the hell was that about??? WORST MOVIE EVER!!!!! OMG this movie was aweful. I hated it. The charactors made no sence and there was way too much action, i mean it was non stop!! Take a break once in a while from all the shooting, it gave me a head ache. No wonder the old TV show was taken off the air. And another thing, at one part in the movie they start to sing their own theme song. What the hell was that about??? How would they know their own theme song for gods sake?? DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  5. GinoE.
    Jun 19, 2004
    3
    S.W.A.T. is suppost to be an action movie.. But where is all the action? Especially at the end, where you really wait for something to happen, but it never does. The rest of it are just senseless scenes that have nothing to to with anything. This is what all of the action films are these days, but at least there is some firework in them. Not in this one though... And the French villain is S.W.A.T. is suppost to be an action movie.. But where is all the action? Especially at the end, where you really wait for something to happen, but it never does. The rest of it are just senseless scenes that have nothing to to with anything. This is what all of the action films are these days, but at least there is some firework in them. Not in this one though... And the French villain is awful... I truly hope they don't come up with a sequel. Expand
  6. AnsonG.
    Jul 27, 2006
    2
    Very poor movie. It was too long to start the real action at the end. The previous chapter was nothing, absolute awful. I was bored of the major action scenes. i would rather take a nap for an hours and watch other action. S.W.A.T is rental.
  7. DinuF.
    Sep 21, 2003
    1
    The first minutes say all about the "proffesional" SWAT. the plot drives snipers to shoot while hostages are still in danger. no operation at same time (too hard for them to set up it seems.) would be a desaster in real life. the movie is a slap to everything more intelligent than a rock.
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. While the movie is stupid, it is -- hooray, and let's put this in all the national ads! -- not appallingly stupid.
  2. A prototypical new-millennium summer movie, S.W.A.T. is no more than an extended trailer for itself.
  3. Offers up the kind of pleasures that only a summer movie can...The cast is good-looking, the soundtrack is loud, the plot is stupid.