The Midnight Swim Reviews

  • Sep 02, 2019

    This movie did not even tell a story, let alone provide real entertainment.

    This movie did not even tell a story, let alone provide real entertainment.

  • Nov 19, 2015

    Our leads are great in their roles and the film unnervingly works in some myth into its mystery but the quiet disturb can only hold attention for so long until Midnight Swim's mystery goes from flowing to stagnant.

    Our leads are great in their roles and the film unnervingly works in some myth into its mystery but the quiet disturb can only hold attention for so long until Midnight Swim's mystery goes from flowing to stagnant.

  • Aug 17, 2015

    6.6/10 The performances in this film were very good and with the mythology really carried the film throughout. It was interesting enough and mysterious, although it never reach the point of being completely creepy. But overall, it was a nice story with strong performances and a very interesting mythology behind it all. ~August 17, 2015~

    6.6/10 The performances in this film were very good and with the mythology really carried the film throughout. It was interesting enough and mysterious, although it never reach the point of being completely creepy. But overall, it was a nice story with strong performances and a very interesting mythology behind it all. ~August 17, 2015~

  • Jun 30, 2015

    This is a FANTASTIC new suspense film (a drama of spiritual decay, a visual/aural/tonal pastiche, one could say) that I really, truly think many of you will love...I'd say probably the most efficient way to sum up this movie and its emotional impact is to describe it as "The Big Chill" meets "The Shining", that is completely unafraid to take its time to get where it's eerily going (but not TOO much time, with a highly-tidy 90-minute run), with a fine improv-mumblecore glaze of "Paranormal Activity" as well...but the incredible feminine-driven substance, its brilliantly-evocative/symbolic cinematography and artfully-potent editing (easily the best I've ever seen in a "found footage movie"), and its deft and incredibly-memorable uses of great emotional acting and sudden/subtle tone shifts is what *really* gives this film its heart that will stay with you beneath all the ambiguous Kubrickian/Lynchian suspense. It also passes the famed Bechdel Test with flying colors for once! So let's all help this soon-to-be cult favorite for far more than just suspense/horror buffs earn its place! You'll be very happy you did! :)

    This is a FANTASTIC new suspense film (a drama of spiritual decay, a visual/aural/tonal pastiche, one could say) that I really, truly think many of you will love...I'd say probably the most efficient way to sum up this movie and its emotional impact is to describe it as "The Big Chill" meets "The Shining", that is completely unafraid to take its time to get where it's eerily going (but not TOO much time, with a highly-tidy 90-minute run), with a fine improv-mumblecore glaze of "Paranormal Activity" as well...but the incredible feminine-driven substance, its brilliantly-evocative/symbolic cinematography and artfully-potent editing (easily the best I've ever seen in a "found footage movie"), and its deft and incredibly-memorable uses of great emotional acting and sudden/subtle tone shifts is what *really* gives this film its heart that will stay with you beneath all the ambiguous Kubrickian/Lynchian suspense. It also passes the famed Bechdel Test with flying colors for once! So let's all help this soon-to-be cult favorite for far more than just suspense/horror buffs earn its place! You'll be very happy you did! :)

  • Jun 28, 2015

    Mesmerizing & haunting. A beautiful & intriguing film for all those that dare to watch it. Highly recommend it.

    Mesmerizing & haunting. A beautiful & intriguing film for all those that dare to watch it. Highly recommend it.

  • Jun 27, 2015

    VERY powerful. I loved it!

    VERY powerful. I loved it!

  • Jun 26, 2015

    This is an unusual movie that unfolds gradually in unexpected directions. The ending is haunting.

    This is an unusual movie that unfolds gradually in unexpected directions. The ending is haunting.

  • Jun 26, 2015

    One of the best films of 2015. Subtle, masterful filmmaking. Performances that crackle and a story that unfolds like a great mystery novel.

    One of the best films of 2015. Subtle, masterful filmmaking. Performances that crackle and a story that unfolds like a great mystery novel.

  • Jun 26, 2015

    great cinematography, bringing the footage genre to another level- The performances of this family drama- with a pinch a supernatural- is a home run!

    great cinematography, bringing the footage genre to another level- The performances of this family drama- with a pinch a supernatural- is a home run!

  • Jun 26, 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.

    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.