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Swimming with Sharks Reviews

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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
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
October 3, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Sharks is a one-joke movie, and the joke wears thin less than halfway through.
January 1, 2000
The film has no subtlety, so the one-dimensional story comes across as a sophomoric, pointless tirade.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 13, 2001
To outsiders, all this rage and gnashing of teeth may seem silly and self-absorbed.
April 12, 2002
This excessively talky, incoherently plotted, would-be film noir is not very good.
January 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
October 4, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2002
A criminally underrated film, featuring one of Spacey's best performances.
| Original Score: A-
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
March 23, 2005
One of the best film's of the 90's...Spacey and Whaley are staggeringly good!
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Spacey takes such palpable delight in being a suave hard-ass that it's impossible not to like him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Overrated and somewhat derivative, Swimming with Sharks is a reasonably good time but honestly doesn't have a whole lot to say.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
January 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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