Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Proof that a thriller can be sleekly shot, expertly cast, paced with crisp professionalism...and still be a letdown if its twists and turns hold no more surprise than yesterday's weather report.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
About two-thirds of the way through, a stupid, hyperbolic sensibility takes control of the project, running it screaming off the rails.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
With his heavy features and grimacing shyness, Dante provides the best entertainment in Swimfan.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Polson's well-filmed thriller swims down the usual lanes for this sort of story, and everyone looks way too old for senior year; but many of the suspense scenes work fine, and Bradford is terrific as the endangered hero.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Drippy, derivative stalker flick.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Christensen is a bold actress with chilly frosting. For much of the movie, her character seems determined, sophisticated and bemused, rather than just plain nuts.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Derivative, predictable and entirely forgettable, the sort of low-expectations genre picture that generally goes directly to video.
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Wall Street Journal

The movie is juvenile on many levels, and it's downright creepy to watch an hour and a half of dramatized neoteny -- a state defined by American Heritage as "the attainment of sexual maturity by an organism still in its larval stage."
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Film Threat

By Michael Dequina
Doesn't even reach the campy, trashy highs (or should I say "lows"?) of "The Crush."
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It would be great to see this turd squashed under a truck, preferably a semi.
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29 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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