• Released
  • October 11, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 29 min
  • Comedy of Manners
    Romantic Drama
  • 26 Fan Ratings

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Ritchie made a movie that never pretends to be more than a guilty pleasure of soft-core kitsch, and Madonna and Giannini (son of Giancarlo, costar of the original) achieve a lively S&M chemistry.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
At its best, Swept Away is like a scrapbook of postcards starring two lovebirds with great tans.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
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.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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.
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By James Berardinelli
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.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
For starters, it blows. Madonna continues to mistake a knack for striking poses with the interpretive skill of a real actor.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
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.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Even camp status eludes this tepid and misguided picture.
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18 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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