• Released
  • June 18, 2004
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • Music/Performing Arts
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70

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
There's just something maddeningly upbeat about this film's shameless hokiness. Combine that with the film's colorful art and wardrobe designs, spiffy choreography, the joy of seeing some veteran faces on screen for the first time in a while, and a soundtrack that'll make even the dead tap their toes, and Swing simply makes for some serious jump-jivin' fun.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Swing does have the advantage of boasting a fair amount of genuine onscreen talent.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Well-intentioned but frequently inert.
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50

Los Angeles Times

All surface shine with little substance.
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
If there's any reason to watch this otherwise inept romance, it's to witness the late Nell Carter nail a Louis Jordan tune, and to see master comic Jonathan Winters downplay his more manic tendencies and effortlessly spin gold from straw.
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40

The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
A sweet, sincere labor of love that just isn't very good.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As much as I love swing, all I got out of Martin Guigui's murky, incomprehensible grade B romantic fantasy was a few twitches of nostalgia for the music.
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30

Village Voice

Repeatedly assuring us that its titular subject is really "a metaphor for life," Swing attempts unsuccessfully to liven up a tired scenario with a touch of Twilight Zone fantasy.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Wastes some veteran performers in a slight, silly musical fantasy with two left feet.
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36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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