Swandown Reviews

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Gail Tolley
The List
August 14, 2012
It all comes together in a charming and idiosyncratic way to create a rich and often funny snapshot of local identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
July 23, 2012
It's all quite wonderfully nutty in a thoroughly British way or a bit of a bore, depending on your disposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
July 22, 2012
A constantly beguiling movie with an underlying touch of bitterness, especially towards the end.
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
July 19, 2012
The way Kötting and Sinclair wrestle their craft, nicknamed Edith, over muddy embankments and bicker as they splosh along loamy waterways makes Swandown feel like Fitzcarraldo on a You've Been Framed budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 19, 2012
It is a bit of a vanity project: but the sight of these two guys and their great big swan is surreal and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 19, 2012
It converts Kötting at a stroke from an acquired taste to a required one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Vadim Rizov
Little White Lies
July 19, 2012
Misses a few socio-political tricks, but Kötting and Sinclair make for fine shipmates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
July 17, 2012
What's most pleasing is Kötting's reluctance to foist a single agenda on us...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
July 15, 2012
Not for everyone, but still well worth exploring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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