The Mod Squad (1999) - Action, Crime, Thriller

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95

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Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above ...

IMDB: 4.3
Director: Scott Silver
Stars: Claire Danes, Omar Epps
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 42 out of 105 found boring (40%)

One-line Reviews (95)

If edited correctly, the film would have flowed more smoothly and I wouldn't have been bored during the first half of the film.

Did you actually think that one glimpse of Claire Danes in a black bodysuit was enough to make up for rotten acting, confusing plotline and ridiculous premise?

A confusing screenplay, disappointingly directed, with performances only as good as the writing allowed.

And the editing was very disjointed, so that the scenes didn't seem to flow together and they all seemed out of place.

I watched it several times just so I could absorb the unexpected charm it does have.

THE MOD SQUAD contained a lot of exciting action scenes that kept my interest focused on the movie.

Mod Squad was beyond cheesy, beyond cliche, and utterly predictable.

The film moves at a fast pace never, a lull in action.

And from what I've been reading from other comments [which I find are funny and entertaining],NO Way Jose am I watching this movie.

The only thing that can be said about the script is, it's very predictable, despite the early killing off of squad leader Adam Greer (Dennis Farina phoning it in).

i really felt that was a waste of time, got less hours of my sacred sleeping time...

The movie was slow, the dialogue between actors/actresses felt "flat" and basically there was no development of the characters in the story.

Realistic performances make up for a slow-moving convoluted plot.

Don't waste your time - it's useless.

The just over 90-minute runtime drags more than it should There's nothing that held my interest, Long stretches of tedious dialogue and lifeless action.

The plot is a tired,boring police corruption set-up that's been done much better a million times(L.

Second, it's all so dull.

As far as action, I found the emotional struggles to be far more compelling than the action scenes (which, do not, BTW, define a good film).

With very little plot, poor acting (some exceptions), and terrible lighting, we are subjected to an extremely bad imitation of the old television series.

The entire movie is a cliche', the characters and their relationships.

This is just tedious.

The Humor in it is what I found most enjoyable.

The plot is horribly contrived, and some of the script is unbearably unreal.

This has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

"The Mod Squad" is a bizarre film that, like your relationship with your ex-girlfriend, leaves you wondering just what you were thinking when you decided to waste part of your life on it.

So so so dull.

The story is confusing.

This is one of the most boring films I've ever seen.

There was no plot!

The Mod Squad is entertaining, fun and stylish film with a subtle tongue in cheek.

The whole Mod Squad thing also was mostly pointless.

Throw in the weird scene where Epps has to dance with an old man, and you have what quite possibly COULD BE the worst movie in cinema history.

Funny, Serious, Engaging, Satisfying .

Even if one can suspend disbelief, the story is predictable, sometimes incomprehensible and has a few holes.

This film is worth watching several times over, I never cease to laugh at the carwash antics!!

Don't waste your time with this turkey.

I walked out of the theater and demanded and got my money back!

A pointless, nowhere story line that surrounds a collection of half developed over-dramatic depressed teen-angst/criminal turned cops.

I WALKED OUT OF THE THEATER AND GOT MY MONEY BACK.

Bad plot, uninteresting movie.

I Enjoyed It.

Josh Brolin ("Nightwatch") puts a sense of sneakiness and wit into his unpredictable character.

Third, and most importantly, the script is horribly predictable.

For the most part, I was bored, even with all the action and such, and a major reason for this might have been that I didn't like the characters.

I'd say its primary flaw is that it's BORING.

"Mod Squad" is dreary, tiring, and lethargic.

This movie just seemed to have many boring spots and just wasn't entertaining.

A tedious exercise .

45 minutes into I was fighting to stay awake.

Don't waste your money.

The action sucked, the plot was disjointed and unsupported, and the character development left a lot to be desired.

Boring .

Don't waste your time.

Actually it's kinda enjoyable, at least on the level of the routine TV action- series episodes it was inspired by (and which its musical score conspicuously imitates).

This may just be the worst movie of all time.

The plot twists are predictable, as well as the ending.

Claire Danes(as Julie) truly shocked me with her performance because it was so dull.

Ribisi, Danes and Epps are far too talented for this pointless charade, and Farina is capable of much better than playing the ever familiar boss who ends up dead.

There is some good music but by itself, the movie is kind of boring.

I lost track of the plot at this point or maybe there was no plot and the movie was just chopped together from various leftovers from other TV series remakes.

Low & Boring .

Boring, lifeless, not once did I find myself interested in any of the characters.

A boring,incoherent mess with unbelievably bad dialogue, lapses in story and ludicrous plot devices(although I bet Clare Danes wishes she spent the rest of this disaster in the bedroom closet).

This movie bears little resemblance to the original, which is to say this movie is in fact entertaining.

Another scene that was pointless was Linc and his parents.

I was bored and had to use all the self control I have to not scream at the screen.

So because this is a mess, and because it has some young actors that could be talented, its worth watching to see what they do behind the adult's backs.

Even worse than the typical pointless remake .

A very enjoyable film .

There may have been some dialogue of questionable integrity and a slightly muddled plot, but all in all this was an entertaining movie.

The commercials made it look real cool and action packed.

And yes, it's boring, because is so slow, 'cause there is no decent conflict at all.

The Mod Squad is an enjoyable movie, when not wanting something serious to watch.

I watched this movie for the first time the other day and was bored to tears.

Long lingering shots of the female lead became dull.

Alas, the filmmakers botched it with a dull, hackneyed "dirty cops on the inside" plot we've seen countless times before.

It's plot is lame, it's script full of clunky dialogue and the product uninspiring and dull.

A chase of some sort takes place, but it was long and drawn out - the perfect time to make a snack.

I loved the Mod Squad because even though the actors didn't have a very good story, they still managed to make it enjoyable and humorous, and the performances by Giovanni Ribisi, Claire Danes and Omar Epps were outstanding even if the movies itself wasn't above average.

boring, cheesy, cliche .

But Giovani Ribisi turns in a great performance, making a horrible role mildly entertaining.

I was surprised by just how uninspired the whole thing was: it had a cool cast, cool music and the potential for tongue in cheek snappy action.

like the actors were uninspired or something with such a dull plot.

Other than that, this was one of the worst movies I ever saw.

Giovanni Ribisi ("Friends") provides UN-funny comic relief, which really doesn't fit in, but is still enjoyable.

The Mod Squad incorporates every cliche in book, except at the end.

Epps looks like he's asleep through the whole picture (he's probably as bored as we are).

It was that, another thrilling episode of "Ironsides" or "Password.

There's even a point when I believe the film makers figured out how pedestrian the film was, panicked, and threw in a self-mocking comment about how cliche it was to have the final confrontation in an abandoned warehouse.

It was a little boring, I'll admit.

mildly entertaining, not great.

it is one of the most boring, worst acted piece of drivel that i have EVER seen.

All the while, there a few too many repetitive gags involving a vintage green Lincoln.

This is the worst movie I have EVER seen, worse then "Soldier" Do not see this film.

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.