Swoon Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
An exotic mood piece, based on the infamous Leopold-Loeb case, that probably didn't win director Tom Kalin many friends in the gay community.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 1, 2006
As a dark, moody and stylized (the film is shot in b/w) poem of love and madness Swoon is effective, but as social polemic on contemporary gay issues, it's strained; even so, it's a striking feature debut.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 2, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 19, 2003
Faux artsy take on the Leopold-Loeb case.
| Original Score: 2/5
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
November 28, 2002
Moody, dispassionate take on the savagery of crime that neither illuminates nor captivates.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 15, 2004
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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