• 1 hr 23 min
  • Drama
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Swimming to Cambodia Synopsis
Spalding Gray weaves racy anecdotes from his time in Thailand as an actor in "The Killing Fields."

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88

TV Guide

A mesmerizing odyssey through the mind of a uniquely talented performer, as well as through one of the gorier chapters of modern history.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Gray's haunted, obsessional riffs are absorbing theater. Because Demme had the good sense to lay back and not beat them over the head with...
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Mr. Gray's feature-length monologue brings people, places and things so vibrantly to life that they're very nearly visible on the screen.
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80

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
It's not the monotonous, neurotic's ego trip you'd imagine, but a karate-chop crawl against a rising tide of complacency.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This curious idea for a movie actually works.
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70

Washington Post

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As lectures go, this may be the most fun one yet.
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70

Variety

Spalding Gray's free-associating recollection of his experiences in Thailand during the making of The Killing Fields had an exhilarating...
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50

Chicago Reader

By
Very much a matter of shared taste and attitude, but cultural outsiders had best beware.
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30

Time

By Richard Schickel
His is a dispassionate sensibility, and he is not a strong enough actor - nor has he a strong enough intelligence - to fight his way out of...
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