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Confusing thriller is absolutely NOT for kids.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rampling and Ozon clearly enjoy working together. Rampling relishes psychologically complex roles. Ozon respects his leading ladies enough to give them challenges.
| Original Score: B
Charlotte Rampling is engaging in this intriguing little whodunit that seems more intent on exposing internal paranoia than it does on real world murder.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
... sensual and enigmatic
| Original Score: A
Tiene que ver con eso de la ficción y de ser espectadores, y hasta qué punto creemos lo que se ve en la pantalla como una realidad y no como el antojo de un director de cine.
| Original Score: 3/5
[An] interesting character study of the two women [portrayed].
Although copious amounts of French nudity constitutes, to some degree, its own reward, Swimming Pool is marred by stupor and a fake-as-Lee-Press-On-Nails coda.
As in Chabrol, the plot's not the thing: what drives Swimming Pool is the transformations that take place within its characters. Rampling is a pleasure.
The movie shimmers with sexual energy.
Ozon's first English-language film is a blend of fantasy and reality that is cleverly constructed and nearly seemless.
Stick around for the surprise finish; it's a good one, even if the rest of Swimming Pool stays close to the shallow end.
...provoking and stimulating to a fault, a movie that genuinely seems to care about its messages and the people it involves.
The twist ending is unsatisfying and the daughter's role underdeveloped (even if her body isn't).
| Original Score: B-
One wishes Orzon was less impressed with his cleverness, and had given some thought to how it would actually play for audiences.
| Original Score: 3/5
Is this a mystery thriller or a very slow comedy? Whatever it is, the two lead actresses make the task of finding out delectable.
| Original Score: 7/10
Charlotte Rampling's superb performance and the film's artistic, enigmatic ending will haunt me for a long time to come.
Providing his two favorite actresses with departure roles that have a captivating culmination, Ozon's appreciation of their talents is completely contagious.
| Original Score: 3/4
For a story about the boundlessness of the body and mind, it's told with an asphyxiating conservatism.
A dazzling film that plays tricks with your mind.
Big-bosomed, small-waisted French actress Ludivine Sagnier parades topless for more than half of Francois Ozon's thriller. Surprise is, "Swimming Pool" is not sexy or thrilling