Swingers Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This kind of story -- a staple of low-budget features -- is getting awfully stale, and the injection of humor can't completely invigorate the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 23, 2007
Liman and Favreau concoct a consciously derivative world for these guys, and though it's appropriate to the movie, I got tired of it after a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
An independent film shot for around $250,000 that lacks a cutting-edge, something indie films should not leave home without.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Swingers has a few good laughs here and there, but never achieves anything poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 17, 2001
Promises more than it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is sweet, funny, observant and goofy with a small "g," which means you don't get paid, but at least you don't have to wear the suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 1, 2004
Blessed with a brilliantly quotable screenplay, one of the most electric and insightful ever written.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
A Swinging good time! Vaughn is a revelation
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 4, 2002
Rarely has the American male been portrayed more accurately... or with funnier results.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 16, 2008
A winningly confident snapshot of the nightlives of a bunch of young showbiz wannabes in a very upto-the-minute Hollywood.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 8, 2015
What it lacks as a cutting character drama, it makes up for in easily quaffable lifestyle porn, though it's up for debate whether one of those things is equal to the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 5, 2008
The arc is nothing new, but the writing and pacing make it fresh and energetic, at least enough for it to have became a cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Fortgang
Film4
October 4, 2009
One of the sharpest male-oriented comedies of the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 27, 2002
One of those very rare movies where you really come out a changed, happier person -- at least for awhile. Hey, maybe I'm money, and I don't even know it!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Ninety minutes spent learning how not to pick up girls. This is what the movies were made for, isn't it?
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 21, 2002
Captures the yearnings and motives - both romantic and pathetic - of guys in their 20s like no film since Diner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
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