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Swamp Thing Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 17, 2013
This campy adaptation of the DC Comics series has always been the odd title out in Wes Craven's horror filmography. It's all the better for it, since it's one of the few movies from this overrated auteur that I can personally stand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
J.C. Mašek III
August 7, 2013
'Swamp Thing' may be more of a rubber monster creature feature than a truly accurate comic book adaptation, but it's a treat for fans of the movie and the graphic novels.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
August 6, 2013
Swamp Thing has many dubious qualities, but it clearly isn't a piece of product tested and polished to a blinding gleam, and the world is duller for not letting oddball efforts like this slip into theaters once in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 9, 2012
The film is too lazy to provide any actual jokes with its send-up of the genre.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 8, 2012
masterfully entertaining film on a limited budget
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 22, 2011
Has a novelty value absent from the equally broken comic book adaptations of 20 years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 12, 2011
...a disappointingly thin endeavor that seems to have been designed to appeal solely to young boys...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 9, 2011
A muddled genre confused mess of a film...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 4, 2009
About as much fun as being lost in a swamp.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 13, 2008
It's awfully likeable and definitely has a so-bad-it's-good quality.
Cole Smithey
September 29, 2007
Oh yes, Adrienne Barbeau. Thanks for the memories.
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
April 16, 2007
The whole thing is merely silly and not much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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April 16, 2007
Short on thrills and laughs.
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
Craven keeps the story moving at a sprint and writes some agonizingly (and probably intentionally) terrible dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Craven tries to do this 'veggie-man' horror in a suitable DC Comics style; and with Louis Jourdan as arch-villain 'Arcane', not to mention Adrienne Barbeau (Mrs John Carpenter) as the Thing's object of desire, he's definitely on the right track.
Clint Morris
January 24, 2006
Dirty Good Fun
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
August 20, 2005
It's Swamp Thing. It's not Swamp Hamlet or MacBeth Thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
December 28, 2004
Comic book sludge hero trashes bad guys.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
Nutty, scary and fun
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
One of those movies that fall somewhere between buried treasures and guilty pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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