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Based on 37 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's Sagnier, a young Bardot, who lifts the movie, and Rampling, 58, who gives it nuance, not to mention a nude scene that shows off a body Demi Moore would envy. These two make it seductive fun to be fooled. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Clever and unhurried mystery. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    With a little sex, some mystery, a little sex, an appealing title and a little sex, France's Swimming Pool has what it takes to become an art house audience magnet, especially amid the heat of summer. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Charlotte Rampling is the best reason, though far from the only one, to see Swimming Pool, a mesmerizing mystery, plus a wonderfully sensuous fantasy. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    But the ending, at once ambiguous and obvious, is a letdown -- a frustratingly literal-minded, or literary-minded, conceit. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Whether the movie leaves you confused or angry, you will be stimulated to long discussion afterward. How often does that happen these days? show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Ultimately, Swimming Pool belongs to Ozon, and while incorporating a carefully measured, quietly menacing style that summons up vintage Hitchcock and Chabrol, he has made it unmistakably -- and entertainingly -- his very own. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    After it is over, you will want to go back and think things through again, and I can help you by suggesting there is one, and only one, interpretation that resolves all of the difficulties, but if I told you, you would have to kill me. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Immersed here in both the fair, dreamy air and chilly, deeper waters, Rampling and Sagnier make Swimming Pool a fine sunlit noir, oozing sensuality and menace. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Very much a genre picture, relying on notions of suspense, surprise, and comeuppance. Indeed, at the center of this movie is a question of whether what we're seeing is really to be believed. show more

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