Swordfish Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Cool explosions are the best thing here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 21, 2009
Good pacing and intriguing characters drive the overflowing testosterone blitz to an above average level of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 1, 2006
A techno thriller that suffers from narrative shortcomings but is elevated by the star power of John Travolta and Halle Berry and particularly Aussie actor Hugh Jackman who's bound to become a Hollywood star.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Strap yourself in for the ride and enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 7, 2003
It calls itself a 'thriller,' apparently because it is loaded with pointless machinations that pile up into a tortured wreck of narrative desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Some explosions, a lot of techno, two X-Men, and a Sweat-hog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
November 10, 2002
Jaded, cynical, dumb and degenerate.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 24, 2002
...plays out like Jerry Bruckheimer's table scraps-- going through the motions in a clueless fog of market-research statistics and demographic pandering.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
July 20, 2002
Trite and overdone and undercooked and thrown together and ridiculous and wasteful.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
February 21, 2002
[An] incredibly convoluted and ponderous techno-thriller that does little but showcase fast fading star John Travolta at his most staggeringly ineffectual.
Full Review | Original Score: short
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
Another in a long line of middling movies for Travolta.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 31, 2001
...little more than an excuse to insert as much violence, profanity, and sex as possible into a postmodern exercise in futility.
| Original Score: 5/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
It's easy to dislike what Swordfish is selling... but it makes a compelling pitch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
September 30, 2001
Boasts one of the most impressive scenes of utter destruction in cinematic history to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
July 27, 2001
Techno tosh, but fitfully great fun all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
July 24, 2001
[reseña en castellano]
| Original Score: 8
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 17, 2001
Begins as an involving heist/hacker thriller and ends as a muddled, incoherent mess.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 16, 2001
A pesar de algunas cosas notorias en su aspecto visual, no deja de ser una más del género
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Smith
BBC.com
July 16, 2001
Simply too inane to be anything more than a formulaic Hollywood blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 6, 2001
While embracing and celebrating its lowest-common- denominator aspirations make the film refreshingly unpretentious and modestly diverting, it doesn't make it a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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