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Swimming with Sharks Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 31, 2005
...Spacey delivers one of his most memorable performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
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
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 12, 2005
Dazzling and subversive satire on boss-employee relations.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 23, 2005
One of the best film's of the 90's...Spacey and Whaley are staggeringly good!
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2003
ascerbic but missing something
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
August 9, 2002
A criminally underrated film, featuring one of Spacey's best performances.
| Original Score: A-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Kevin Spacey, who is the reason to see the picture, is hilariously ruthless as Buddy Ackerman.
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