The Midnight Swim

2015

The Midnight Swim

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Total Count: 14

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When their mother goes missing in Spirit Lake, three half-sisters travel home to settle her affairs. The youngest sister, June, a documentary filmmaker, captures their bittersweet homecoming. But when the sisters jokingly summon a local ghost, their relationship begins to unravel and they find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of the lake.

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  • The family drama unfolds more like a mystery, gradually revealing a dynamic fraught with emotional trauma.

    Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The pieces don't entirely cohere, but Ms. Smith has a promising sensibility.

    Jun 25, 2015 | Full Review…
  • In her debut feature, Smith is careful to toe the line between skepticism and belief, never allowing us to fully dismiss or embrace the mystic elements.

    Jun 23, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The three actresses display a realistic camaraderie, but their characters are insufficiently actualized to achieve adequate differentiation.

    May 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • In addition to eliciting solid performances from her cast, Smith has assembled a thoroughly professional film on a small budget.

    Nov 24, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Even as Smith weaves genre elements into the film to keep it entertaining, those expecting a big payoff should be warned that isn't the aim of "The Midnight Swim," at least in any traditional sense.

    Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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