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Swimming with Sharks Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The picture's raison d'Ítre has to be Spacey's 'loud and nasty' performance: he's the sort of actor who grabs you by the throat and beats you about the head without ever lifting his feet from the desk.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Spacey's Buddy is a caricature so dazzling that even Buddy might have to say something nice about it: cool, withering, studiously suave, and spurred by impulses that might seem peevish even in a 2-year-old child.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
This excessively talky, incoherently plotted, would-be film noir is not very good.
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
To outsiders, all this rage and gnashing of teeth may seem silly and self-absorbed.
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Mary Brennan
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Sharks is a one-joke movie, and the joke wears thin less than halfway through.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
[Huang's] plot may be overwritten and the ending may be less than satisfying, but his eye and ear are right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film has no subtlety, so the one-dimensional story comes across as a sophomoric, pointless tirade.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
When it comes time to take this drama to another level, addressing the darker and more pertinent issue of why Guy puts up with it and what he wants out of life, Huang is right there.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Kevin Spacey, who is the reason to see the picture, is hilariously ruthless as Buddy Ackerman.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
There doesn't seem to be enough material here to satisfy a full length feature, and the movie, which starts with such promise, begins to drag around its midpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lucy Mohl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A dazzling, frightening tour de force by Kevin Spacey.
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Entertainment Weekly
March 21, 1995
When Spacey goes ballistic, only to freeze the nitroglycerine in his veins a moment later, you don't want to look anywhere else.
Full Review | Original Score: B+