Swerve
Swerve (2013)

Pulsing with menace, SWERVE, called "seductive and thrilling" and compared to Hitchcock and early Coen Brothers by The Hollywood Reporter, is a modern take on classic film noir. When Colin (David Lyons) happens across a fatal car… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 18, 2014
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It aims for pulpy noir thrills, but Swerve never lives up to the twisty promise of its title.

Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

As it zigs and zags, its plot unravels rather than tightens, and its curveball of an ending is bound to leave audiences feeling as double-crossed as some of the characters.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

As the title of "Swerve" suggests, there's a lot of driving, and cars and characters veer, though never far enough for either to arrive at some place, some narrative, that's remotely new.

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Stephen Danay
Under the Radar

Swerve plays out like a down under version of No Country for Old Men, sapped of any sense of tension, logic or charm.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

You've got your duplicitous blonde, a briefcase full of money, the hapless patsy, the angry cop, the loose cannon and the speeding train. Everything's so in order that you could doze off and catch up with the plot within seconds of reawakening.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The story is uninspired, Lyons looks lost, and Booth makes for a bland femme fatale.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

A series of winding roads lead nowhere in this low-budget Australian thriller.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

It's enjoyable enough, but low on novelty, beyond the stark beauty of the sun-bleached Outback landscape.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

The more narrative wrenches this modern-day noir throws at its characters-notably several literally physics-defying leaps of logic-the less involving it becomes. There are a few too many twists on this highway.

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Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist

But for the most part, the most shocking thing about Swerve is how utterly straightforward it is.

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