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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 30
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    For starters, it blows. Madonna continues to mistake a knack for striking poses with the interpretive skill of a real actor. show more

  • NA
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Even camp status eludes this tepid and misguided picture. show more

  • NA
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A shrill, amateurish two-character play that demeans women and leaves men with the quaint notion that the best way to a woman's heart is through enslavement. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    At its best, Swept Away is like a scrapbook of postcards starring two lovebirds with great tans. show more

  • 38
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    One hopes that this is Hollywood's last go-round with Swept Away. Watching this fiasco, I kept having nightmares about a possible cartoon version, co-starring Cruella de Vil and Shrek. show more

  • 38
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The fact that Swept Away got made at all implies there simply is no dissuading Madonna from her movie-star aspirations. Her tenacity is admirable, but it's also block-headed. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A bad movie. No amount of perfume sprayed on talk show audiences by Madonna and her husband can eliminate the stench of failure emanating from this motion picture. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A deserted island movie during which I desperately wished the characters had chosen one movie to take along if they were stranded on a deserted island, and were showing it to us instead of this one. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The junior Giannini, who has inherited Giancarlo's handsome looks, portrays his mercurial character with energy and flair. Madonna doesn't. Indeed, it's hard to remember the last time a certified celebrity gave a performance so monotonous, unimaginative, and all-around tiresome to watch. show more

  • 25
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    No less laughable is the ending, where Ritchie neatly reflects today's prevailing attitude -- that audiences can't be trusted to handle a hint of ambiguity, but can live happily with flat-out stupidity. show more

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