Swept Away Reviews

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October 17, 2002
The only thing "swept away" is the one hour and thirty-three minutes spent watching this waste of time.
October 17, 2002
I wouldn't wish the stupefying dialogue of "Swept Away" on any actress, but to watch Madonna flounder through it is more punishment than I can bear.
October 15, 2002
A better title, for all concerned, might be Swept Under the Rug.
October 14, 2002
Two of the least likable characters I've seen in a romance in a long time.
October 14, 2002
Vanity! Heresy! Madonna!
October 14, 2002
Is it a comedy? A drama? A romance? A cartoon?
October 13, 2002
Shallow and inconsequential, despite some pretty scenery.
October 13, 2002
As an actress, Madonna is one helluva singer. As the Mediterranean sparkles, 'Swept Away' sinks.
October 12, 2002
A mediocre melodrama, lugubrious in tone, but there are good things about it. More than expected. Not enough to recommend it.
October 12, 2002
Madonna has made herself over so often now, there's apparently nothing left to work with, sort of like Michael Jackson's nose.
October 12, 2002
When cowering and begging at the feet a scruffy Giannini, Madonna gives her best performance since Abel Ferrara had her beaten to a pulp in his Dangerous Game.
October 12, 2002
It feels like a community theater production of a great Broadway play: Even at its best, it will never hold a candle to the original.
October 12, 2002
For all his fidelity to the Wertmller screenplay, Ritchie has made a movie that is neither as attractive nor as repulsive, and certainly not as funny, as the original.
October 11, 2002
It should be supercharged with fury, heat, and disturbing passion. Madonna lacks those things here, as does much of the film's second half.
October 11, 2002
The film turns out to have nothing going for it at all.
October 11, 2002
Madonna still can't act a lick.
October 11, 2002
Staggeringly dreadful romance.
October 11, 2002
Even camp status eludes this tepid and misguided picture.
October 11, 2002
This isn't even Madonna's Swept Away. This is her Blue Lagoon.
October 11, 2002
New ways of describing badness need to be invented to describe exactly how bad it is.
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