Swept Away Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 11, 2002
It's lost the politics and the social observation and become just another situation romance about a couple of saps stuck in an inarticulate screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 15, 2002
A better title, for all concerned, might be Swept Under the Rug.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 17, 2002
The only thing "swept away" is the one hour and thirty-three minutes spent watching this waste of time.
| Original Score: 1/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
What a waste of potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 14, 2002
Is it a comedy? A drama? A romance? A cartoon?
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 14, 2002
Two of the least likable characters I've seen in a romance in a long time.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 10, 2007
[An] utter piece of flotsam.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 19, 2002
Gone are Ritchie's style and wit. Gone is the mischievous sense of fun that pervaded his other films. Here instead are drudgery and inanity.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
October 25, 2002
After seeing SWEPT AWAY, I feel sorry for Madonna.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 11, 2002
The film turns out to have nothing going for it at all.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
November 22, 2002
Deserving of its critical backlash and more.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2002
This rough trade Punch-and-Judy act didn't play well then and it plays worse now.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
October 11, 2002
Ritchie and Giannini will survive this, no doubt. But here's to hoping Madonna will just simply stay on that island forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 6, 2007
Every bit the cinematic shipwreck you'd imagine it to be.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 11, 2002
We hate [Madonna] within the film's first five minutes, and she lacks the skill or presence to regain any ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
It makes you wonder why a husband and wife would collaborate on a project in which a nasty woman becomes a better person only through the threat of rape.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
October 9, 2002
Glazed with a tawdry B-movie scum.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
October 10, 2002
What is 100% missing here is a script of even the most elemental literacy, an inkling of genuine wit, and anything resembling acting.
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
October 11, 2002
Festers in just such a dungpile that you'd swear you were watching monkeys flinging their feces at you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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