Swing Vote Reviews

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November 17, 2011
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
It's a sentiment Capra might well have echoed, though he would surely have punched up the gags while he was at it.
September 26, 2008
The film varies between ironic cynicism about the political process and overt whimsy and sentimentality.
September 26, 2008
But away from the cutesy stuff there are some surprisingly sharp digs at the political process.
September 26, 2008
It's like a party political broadcast brought to you by the Idiot Party.
September 26, 2008
He shoots simultaneously for 'wake up, America!' inspiration and good ol' boy charm but ends up putting both barrels through his own cowboy-booted foot.
August 4, 2008
Not a bad movie, probably OK to rent on DVD, but I'm saying don't rush to the theaters.
August 2, 2008
It is neither appreciably better nor dramatically worse than its hokey, please-describe-me-as-'Capraesque' premise.
August 1, 2008
One minute you're laughing at its sendup of the political process, and the next you're stricken by the sorry state of the sweet and brainy protagonist's family.
August 1, 2008
One of the most surprising, politically suggestive movies to come out of Hollywood this year.
August 1, 2008
As often happens with politics, even as Swing Vote entertains, it leaves us feeling like we've been subjected to some slick manipulation and worse, left with promises unfulfilled.
August 1, 2008
Swing Vote, an oddly off-balance comedy directed by Joshua Michael Stern, feels like two movies; one much better than the other.
August 1, 2008
The mix of comedy and drama is winning; Costner couldn't be better, and the little girl is a find.
August 1, 2008
Stern and his lead actor do manage to pull it all together at the end.
August 1, 2008
Swing Vote nicely boils down America's political malaise to one man's awakening from a Budweiser stupor and seeing the only thing that matters when you don't pay attention and exercise the franchise on Election Day: You're letting your kid down.
August 1, 2008
This would-be civics lesson is such an appalling view of American democracy that it could be used as a recruiting film by al Qaeda.
August 1, 2008
The lightweight Swing Vote is a good-ol'-boy civics lesson that's too scattered to achieve its predictable goals.
August 1, 2008
The film eventually bogs down in drama, with an unnecessary subplot involving Bud's estranged wife and an ethical dilemma for a local news reporter (Paula Patton) that never really gets off the ground.
August 1, 2008
Swing Vote is an amiable lug of a movie, part public service announcement, part political satire and part good-old-boy comedy with a spritz of sentiment hanging over the entire enterprise.
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