Swept Away Reviews

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January 4, 2018
Just when you think you can root for the deckhand, he becomes mean and abusive.
December 28, 2010
What a waste of potential.
November 4, 2008
The Vera Hruba Ralston of her time, Madonna has persisted in making movies despite all evidence that this is one medium in which no one wants to see or hear her.
October 18, 2008
Don't count on being swept away by this contrived, predictable shipwrecked romance.
March 10, 2007
[An] utter piece of flotsam.
March 6, 2007
Both husband and wife seem to be in way over their heads.
March 6, 2007
Every bit the cinematic shipwreck you'd imagine it to be.
February 21, 2004
More than annoyed, or angry, I just felt sad. Sad for what is quite possibly the premature death of a once-brilliant directorial career.
May 12, 2003
This waterlogged romantic comedy really does deserve to sink without trace.
April 5, 2003
Alas, the only surprise was in seeing how little a top-notch director can do with a woman who simply cannot act.
February 5, 2003
Apparently willing to scuttle his own career, Ritchie writes and directs a film in which he does everything possible to make his own wife look ugly, rotten and despicable.
February 3, 2003
Whenever you agree that there's more credibility in spotting a flying donkey with the hiccups rather than believing in an effective Madonna-hired acting coach, then you definitely earned the license to go with your first instinct.
January 30, 2003
Ritchie may not have a novel thought in his head, but he knows how to pose Madonna.
December 8, 2002
With her meager acting skills, overwrought mugging, shrill line delivery and quasi-Brit accent, Madonna makes Amber far more monstrous and comical than was obviously intended.
November 22, 2002
Deserving of its critical backlash and more.
November 18, 2002
Rather than explore the roots of misogyny, as did the original, the new version may just encourage it.
October 25, 2002
After seeing SWEPT AWAY, I feel sorry for Madonna.
Top Critic
October 23, 2002
If there is one thing worse than a Guy Ritchie movie, it's a Guy Ritchie movie with Madonna in it.
October 22, 2002
The histrionic muse still eludes Madonna and, playing a charmless witch, she is merely a charmless witch.
October 19, 2002
Gone are Ritchie's style and wit. Gone is the mischievous sense of fun that pervaded his other films. Here instead are drudgery and inanity.
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