Swandown (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Swandown (2012)

TOMATOMETER

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Swandown Photos

Movie Info

For four weeks throughout the months of September and October 2011 Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair pedalled a plastic swan over 160 miles from the seaside in Hastings to Hackney in East London. They drank 84 litres of water, 2 bottles of whisky, 4 bottles of wine and 24 cans of special brew. They got through 8 pairs of sunglasses, a handmade suit, a pair of walking boots and a camper van. Andrew Kötting wore the same clothes throughout. Iain Sinclair was changed regularly. They met all sorts en route, from the Hoi Polloi to the Hoity Toity, from the very old to the very young, with the pedallo acting as catalyst and magnet. Sometimes they were accompanied by invited guest pedallers, Alan Moore, Stewart Lee, Dudley Sutton, Dr Mark Lythgoe and Marcia Farquhar.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Swandown

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

What's most pleasing is Kötting's reluctance to foist a single agenda on us...

July 17, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

It all comes together in a charming and idiosyncratic way to create a rich and often funny snapshot of local identity.

August 14, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
The List

It's all quite wonderfully nutty in a thoroughly British way or a bit of a bore, depending on your disposition.

July 23, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
London Evening Standard

A constantly beguiling movie with an underlying touch of bitterness, especially towards the end.

July 22, 2012 | Full Review…
Observer (UK)

The way Kötting and Sinclair wrestle their craft, nicknamed Edith, over muddy embankments and bicker as they splosh along loamy waterways makes Swandown feel like Fitzcarraldo on a You've Been Framed budget.

July 19, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Daily Telegraph (UK)

It is a bit of a vanity project: but the sight of these two guys and their great big swan is surreal and funny.

July 19, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Swandown

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

Swandown Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Swandown on our Movie forum!

News & Features