Swinging With The Finkels Reviews

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Karen Benardello
We Got This Covered
February 28, 2013
The film features one-dimensional, married characters who lack distinctive personalities, and fails to include a backstory that proves they ever had any chemistry together.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
August 26, 2011
Imagine the world's longest, lamest and smuttiest episode of the redoubtable TV classic "Love, American Style" and you have only begun to conceptualize the mind and genital-numbing horror that is "Swinging with the Finkels."
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
August 26, 2011
An occasionally loathsome sitcom starring two miscast leads doing their chipper best to make this malarkey profound.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 26, 2011
[E]xcruciatingly wrongheaded and outdated... [T]reats women like mysterious creatures from the depths of the Victorian age and marriage like an extended standup routine from the 1970s...
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
August 26, 2011
It helps if you don't look directly at it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
August 26, 2011
If you make it to the so-called happy ending, think aloud if Swinging with the Finkels would have lived up to its name better if the titular couple ended their relationship on the business side of a noose.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 25, 2011
I'm right down the middle on this one. It's not great, but it's not terrible either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
August 25, 2011
Likeable leads can't save this dreary sex comedy.
Blake French
Filmcritic.com
August 25, 2011
a bit crude for its own good
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
August 24, 2011
Marriage, in the film, is the necessary evil we all must figure out how to endure in order to be happy or, at least, feel normal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
August 19, 2011
I'm shocked that this movie, which opens next week, even got a theatrical release and didn't go straight to DVD. Even more amazing is that it got made in the first place.
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
June 23, 2011
Brits and sex comedies have never been easy bedfellows (Sex Lives Of The Potato Men, anyone?), and this laugh-free effort is no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Leslie Felperin
Variety
June 20, 2011
A contempo contribution to the august British tradition of lame, unfunny sex comedies.
Derek Malcolm
This is London
June 17, 2011
The film tries for a kind of pawky comedy that tells some kind of truth. But a mediocre screenplay doesn't help and only a few moments work as well as they might.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 16, 2011
It fails miserably, with gags lifted from Viz, and morality moments cut and pasted from the problem pages of Marie Claire. As for the casting, boy, have I got news for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Xan Brooks
Guardian
June 16, 2011
Short of having a urethral swab or inserting a cucumber up yourself, it's hard to imagine a more queasy form of torture than this dismal British sex comedy - about a man who has a urethral swab and a woman who inserts a cucumber up herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
June 16, 2011
Dear, oh dear - there should be a law banning British directors from making so-called sex comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
June 15, 2011
A rubbish sex romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 12, 2011
You wouldn't wish the supporting cast on a film made by your worst enemy. They include the dad from the sixth Beethoven movie (yeah - somehow they got him), Angus Deayton with his bum hanging out, the mummified remains of Jerry Stiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Adams
Screen International
September 2, 2011
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