Swept Away Reviews

Page 1 of 2
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.
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.
May 12, 2003
This waterlogged romantic comedy really does deserve to sink without trace.
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 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
Is it a comedy? A drama? A romance? A cartoon?
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
The film turns out to have nothing going for it at all.
October 11, 2002
Staggeringly dreadful romance.
October 11, 2002
Even camp status eludes this tepid and misguided picture.
October 11, 2002
New ways of describing badness need to be invented to describe exactly how bad it is.
October 11, 2002
Down the line, this movie may become a camp classic. At the moment, it's a stitch.
October 11, 2002
After a ghastly start, it becomes a curiously affecting document of a director trying to show the world why he loves his wife -- not the changeling pop star, but the actress.
October 11, 2002
What Madonna does here can't properly be called acting -- more accurately, it's moving and it's talking and it's occasionally gesturing, sometimes all at once.
October 11, 2002
Swept Away's worst crime is that it is butt-numbingly B-O-R-I-N-G.
October 11, 2002
It's hard to imagine another director ever making his wife look so bad in a major movie.
October 11, 2002
It's lost the politics and the social observation and become just another situation romance about a couple of saps stuck in an inarticulate screenplay.
Page 1 of 2