• Swiss Army Man (2016)

Swiss Army Man

Release Date: June 24th, 2016

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2016

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.

Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Antonia Ribero, Timothy Eulich, Richard Gross, Marika Casteel, Andy Hull

Director: Daniel Scheinert , Dan Kwan

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Comedy

Production Co: Blackbird Productions, Tadmor, Cold Iron Pictures

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Emotional, 2010s, Transformation, Underdog, Quest, Girlfriend, Creative, Father, Rescue, Escape, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    If Swiss Army Man were a silent, scoreless effort, presented as otherworldly slapstick, or if it had employed Lil Jon to yell some obliquely connected, thematic exhortations and non sequiturs, it might have reached the heights of its music video predecessor. As it plays out, though, it smells a little too much like teen spirit. show more

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s entirely to the directors and the two lead actors’ credit that what sounds like a bunch of overextended body humor gags of the most juvenile variety evolve, by sheer repetitious attrition, into something bizarrely poetic and strangely touching. show more

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Swiss Army Man is a powerfully audacious and wilfully odd odyssey that is too nervy and strangely emotional to dismiss outright but, ultimately, isn’t satisfying enough to provoke a full-throated defence, either. show more

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