The Midnight Swim Reviews

November 20, 2018
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.
November 8, 2018
Unfortunately, the direction seems weak, or even lost at times... However, I definitely wouldn't write off this film, there are a lot of little gems to be appreciated.
October 28, 2015
...its slow burn is so slow that it tries the patience...
June 29, 2015
The Midnight Swim is a low and slow success story that lingers far after the credits roll, washing over viewers with waves of sincerity.
June 28, 2015
The relationship among the three sisters is THE MIDNIGHT SWIM's greatest strength - Palladino, Lafleur and Burdge are so believably family.
June 25, 2015
The family drama unfolds more like a mystery, gradually revealing a dynamic fraught with emotional trauma.
June 25, 2015
The pieces don't entirely cohere, but Ms. Smith has a promising sensibility.
June 24, 2015
Burdge, Lafleur, and Palladino are effortlessly believable as sisters, but that only makes it a shame that the script doesn't take fuller advantage of their innate chemistry.
June 23, 2015
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.
May 22, 2015
The three actresses display a realistic camaraderie, but their characters are insufficiently actualized to achieve adequate differentiation.
May 22, 2015
Swim is, among other things, a movie about sisters, who actually seem like sisters...This may seem like a small thing, but it's an aspect of filmmaking that's ignored often enough to be noteworthy when it's not.
May 22, 2015
Lose the found footage-ish angle and this is a marvelous descent into myth and possible madness.
February 3, 2015
Those seeking scares will be disappointed, but if a lovely little story beside a beautiful lake is enough for you, you won't leave unsatisfied.
November 24, 2014
In addition to eliciting solid performances from her cast, Smith has assembled a thoroughly professional film on a small budget.