Swordfish Reviews

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August 7, 2008
November 1, 2007
It's a good thing the action is noisily distracting, because you don't want any down-time in which to ponder the plausibility, or the sense, of anything that is happening.
December 1, 2006
A techno thriller that suffers from narrative shortcomings but is elevated by the star power of John Travolta and Halle Berry and particularly Aussie actor Hugh Jackman who's bound to become a Hollywood star.
December 6, 2005
September 30, 2005
August 8, 2003
March 10, 2003
February 7, 2003
It calls itself a 'thriller,' apparently because it is loaded with pointless machinations that pile up into a tortured wreck of narrative desperation.
December 8, 2002
Some explosions, a lot of techno, two X-Men, and a Sweat-hog.
November 10, 2002
Jaded, cynical, dumb and degenerate.
October 30, 2002
July 24, 2002
...plays out like Jerry Bruckheimer's table scraps-- going through the motions in a clueless fog of market-research statistics and demographic pandering.
July 20, 2002
Trite and overdone and undercooked and thrown together and ridiculous and wasteful.
February 21, 2002
[An] incredibly convoluted and ponderous techno-thriller that does little but showcase fast fading star John Travolta at his most staggeringly ineffectual.
January 22, 2002
Another in a long line of middling movies for Travolta.
October 31, 2001
...little more than an excuse to insert as much violence, profanity, and sex as possible into a postmodern exercise in futility.
October 30, 2001
October 24, 2001
It's easy to dislike what Swordfish is selling... but it makes a compelling pitch.
October 15, 2001
July 22, 2001
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