Swing Shift
Swing Shift (1984)

This WWII drama is set stateside and follows the illicit love affair between Navy wife Kay and her co-worker Lucky. During the affair, Kay becomes good friends with her free-spirited neighbor Hazel. The trouble begins when Kay's husband… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Swing Shift tries ... to twist some consequence out of a tawdry adulterous tryst by a couple of self-centered sneaks. But the writing and acting are too flat for the challenge.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Offers Miss Hawn her best role since ''Private Benjamin,'' and she is most winning.

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Emanuel Levy

Despite compromises, a result of interference in director Demme's work, this fictional look at a Rosie the Riveter kind of woman displays a nice feminist perspective on WWII and terrific performances from Goldie Hawn and especially Christine Lahti.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Hawn, atypically cast and supported by all-round excellent performances, proves that she can act.

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Empire Magazine

At its heart lies a sweet romance, with good performances from both the leads and an Oscar nomination for supporting actress Lahti.

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Pete Croatto

Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson could learn a few things watching this. Or maybe they already have.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There's no suspense and no big emotional payoff, but the movie is always absorbing.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Demme's characteristic generosity toward his characters and refusal to make absolute moral judgments are strong points, while the feminist subtext adds freshness to the story.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Effectively conveys how World War II changed men, women work and family

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Nice period feeling and an interesting premise that doesn't get a lot of attention, womens role in the workplace during WWII. They should have focused on… More
Moe E
Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Christine Lahti shine in their portrayal of those left behind to build the US war machine while the able-bodied men are off… More