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Swimming with Sharks Reviews

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March 18, 2008
Despite some sharp dialogue, this is a nasty, derivative film, sort of a cross between Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Altman's The Player.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 24, 2006
The picture's raison d'être has to be Spacey's 'loud and nasty' performance: he's the sort of actor who grabs you by the throat and beats you about the head without ever lifting his feet from the desk.
July 31, 2005
...Spacey delivers one of his most memorable performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2005
It's darkly hilarious, smoothly entertaining, and almost sinfully cruel. And the finalé packs a real stinger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 12, 2005
Dazzling and subversive satire on boss-employee relations.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 23, 2005
One of the best film's of the 90's...Spacey and Whaley are staggeringly good!
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Spacey's Buddy is a caricature so dazzling that even Buddy might have to say something nice about it: cool, withering, studiously suave, and spurred by impulses that might seem peevish even in a 2-year-old child.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2003
ascerbic but missing something
| Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2002
A criminally underrated film, featuring one of Spacey's best performances.
| Original Score: A-
April 12, 2002
This excessively talky, incoherently plotted, would-be film noir is not very good.
February 28, 2002
I came away from this film unsure of what it was trying to say, unsure of how to classify it, and definitely unhappy with the ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 13, 2001
To outsiders, all this rage and gnashing of teeth may seem silly and self-absorbed.
January 1, 2000
There doesn't seem to be enough material here to satisfy a full length feature, and the movie, which starts with such promise, begins to drag around its midpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
[Huang's] plot may be overwritten and the ending may be less than satisfying, but his eye and ear are right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Kevin Spacey, who is the reason to see the picture, is hilariously ruthless as Buddy Ackerman.
January 1, 2000
A dazzling, frightening tour de force by Kevin Spacey.
January 1, 2000
Sharks is a one-joke movie, and the joke wears thin less than halfway through.
January 1, 2000
When it comes time to take this drama to another level, addressing the darker and more pertinent issue of why Guy puts up with it and what he wants out of life, Huang is right there.
January 1, 2000
Both [Spacey's and Whaley's] renditions are alarmingly true to life in a very unsettling way.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
As fine a 'revenge on the boss from hell' movie as the wickedly vindictive 9 to 5 (and as outrageous a satire on Hollywood as The Player).
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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