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A newly pregnant woman develops the compulsion to consume dangerous objects and must escape her husband's controlling family to confront the dark secret behind her obsession.


Critic Reviews for Swallow

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

  • By the end, characters who initially seemed so simple have taken on startlingly different personas, revealing the true face of an oppressive system in the process - one in which men make the rules, and can institutionalize those who don't conform.

    May 5, 2019 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

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  • This bracing look at the oppressiveness of gender roles may feel a bit familiar for most of its running time, but the film's breathless final passage suggests...that the 21st century might offer bold new endings for such regrettably timeless stories.

    May 2, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • The idea is cartoonish in its essence but the pic is shot and played with such straight-faced realism that Swallow becomes utterly ridiculous.

    Apr 29, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This unpredictable film is a staggering accomplishment in its storytelling, visuals, and performance - especially due to Haley Bennett, whose performative vapidity engenders laugh as often as it does gasps.

    May 4, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
  • Haley Bennett's turn deserves to be seen outside of the festival circuit, but the film itself doesn't earn that same esteem.

    May 3, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • As Hunter, Bennett - who also served as an executive producer - holds it all together, creating a character out of a syndrome, and refusing to ask for sympathy or pity or, really, anything but our understanding.

    May 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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