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Swing Vote Reviews

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Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
April 1, 2011
Swing Vote has its moments, especially when Grammer or Hopper are around, but it's trying to do too much ... there's so many ideas floating around in there, it all ends up being very shallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 24, 2009
People like to make fun of Kevin Costner, and sometimes he deserves it. But when he gets his laid-back, rascally mojo going, he can become a most agreeable screen companion for a couple of hours
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 18, 2009
...a thoroughly affable piece of work that makes up in easy-going entertainment what it lacks in plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 5, 2009
It's a predictable, feel-good fantasy in the mould of a political satire and the result is a good one.
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 26, 2008
The film varies between ironic cynicism about the political process and overt whimsy and sentimentality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 26, 2008
Swing Vote is a benign but telling satire.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2008
This light satire is unlikely to influence the forthcoming election, but Costner's in fine fettle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victor Olliver
September 25, 2008
Absurdity's a crucial trait of Costner films (The Postman? Message In A Bottle?), so hold the exasperated sigh.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 17, 2008
The most underrated film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 11, 2008
A rocky start aside, this blend of timely political satire and father/daughter heart warmer offers enough truth about media manipulation and voter pandering to win over an undemanding audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
August 11, 2008
Unlikely premise, yet script offers dialogue, heart-tugs, actual intelligent thought and a fair and necessary reflection on the State elections in the Union. A pleasant film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 5, 2008
A surprisingly funny and astute satire of the two-party political system.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 4, 2008
Goofball Bud Johnson is such a funny, undemanding guy and his daughter such a pre-teen chip of gold, whatever ticket they're running on... I swing their way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 4, 2008
It's funny, sad, involving, and very well made. This is one of the big surprises of the summer.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 3, 2008
This gentle, philosophical movie gets my vote for an entertaining pre-election thought-provoker.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
August 3, 2008
With Costner's yokel having a decided preference for being handed a beer rather than a ballot, he does a pretty darn good job of exposing the phony platitudes and pandering of candidates, in a movie about bad news politicians and even badder parenting.
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
August 2, 2008
The political satire is nice (but perhaps too gentle) and the family drama is touching, but the two elements don't necessarily mesh well within the same film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 2, 2008
Smart, sharp, and savvy while still being eminently likaeable, this is a film that doesn't create stock villains and heroes
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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