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Based on 33 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 20
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Exhibits rank incompetence on every level. show more

  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    This lurid thriller comes to life in fits and starts, and then sinks into the bog of its own cleverness once again. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    So much luck is pressed with an absurdly overblown finale that 60 seconds will likely be Swordfish's shelf life after a couple of noisy opening weekends. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    An ugly exercise in big-budget carnage. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's hard to say with certainty whether it's insufficient plot or insufficient interpretation that's responsible for Travolta's waxwork performance. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Not all cartoon violence; there's cartoon nudity, too. Berry was paid a well-publicized $500,000 bonus to bare her breasts in the movie. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A souped-up roadster of a film, a relentless action flick that looks great and moves with more grace and speed than seems possible. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's skillfully mounted and fitfully intriguing, but weaves such a tangled web that at the end I defy anyone in the audience to explain the exact loyalties and motives of the leading characters. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The liveliest and most engaging time killer to come out of Hollywood in a long while. It's junk, to be sure, but it is superbly made junk. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    So fast, sleek and riveting it almost makes you expect miracles -- which never materialize. show more

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