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Swimming with Sharks Reviews

June 24, 2006
The picture's raison d'Ítre 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.
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
April 12, 2002
This excessively talky, incoherently plotted, would-be film noir is not very good.
February 13, 2001
To outsiders, all this rage and gnashing of teeth may seem silly and self-absorbed.
January 1, 2000
Sharks is a one-joke movie, and the joke wears thin less than halfway through.
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
The film has no subtlety, so the one-dimensional story comes across as a sophomoric, pointless tirade.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
Kevin Spacey, who is the reason to see the picture, is hilariously ruthless as Buddy Ackerman.
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
A dazzling, frightening tour de force by Kevin Spacey.
March 21, 1995
When Spacey goes ballistic, only to freeze the nitroglycerine in his veins a moment later, you don't want to look anywhere else.
Full Review | Original Score: B+