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Swept Away Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 11, 2002
Down the line, this movie may become a camp classic. At the moment, it's a stitch.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 11, 2002
After a ghastly start, it becomes a curiously affecting document of a director trying to show the world why he loves his wife -- not the changeling pop star, but the actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 10, 2002
Turns out to be not only relevant but entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 10, 2002
Sound the trumpets: For the first time since Desperately Seeking Susan, Madonna doesn't suck as an actress.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
What a waste of potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Dennis Harvey
November 4, 2008
The Vera Hruba Ralston of her time, Madonna has persisted in making movies despite all evidence that this is one medium in which no one wants to see or hear her.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Don't count on being swept away by this contrived, predictable shipwrecked romance.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 10, 2007
[An] utter piece of flotsam.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
Both husband and wife seem to be in way over their heads.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 6, 2007
Every bit the cinematic shipwreck you'd imagine it to be.
Brian Mckay
February 21, 2004
More than annoyed, or angry, I just felt sad. Sad for what is quite possibly the premature death of a once-brilliant directorial career.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
May 12, 2003
This waterlogged romantic comedy really does deserve to sink without trace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
Alas, the only surprise was in seeing how little a top-notch director can do with a woman who simply cannot act.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Gil Jawetz
February 5, 2003
Apparently willing to scuttle his own career, Ritchie writes and directs a film in which he does everything possible to make his own wife look ugly, rotten and despicable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Ochieng
February 3, 2003
Whenever you agree that there's more credibility in spotting a flying donkey with the hiccups rather than believing in an effective Madonna-hired acting coach, then you definitely earned the license to go with your first instinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 30, 2003
Ritchie may not have a novel thought in his head, but he knows how to pose Madonna.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
December 8, 2002
With her meager acting skills, overwrought mugging, shrill line delivery and quasi-Brit accent, Madonna makes Amber far more monstrous and comical than was obviously intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Clint Morris
November 22, 2002
Deserving of its critical backlash and more.
| Original Score: 1/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
November 18, 2002
Rather than explore the roots of misogyny, as did the original, the new version may just encourage it.
Victoria Alexander
October 25, 2002
After seeing SWEPT AWAY, I feel sorry for Madonna.
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