Swing Vote
Swing Vote (2008)

Kevin Costner stars as a single father who becomes a media sensation when it's revealed that his vote and his vote alone will determine the outcome of the hotly contested presidential election. Neverwas director Joshua Michael Stern… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 13, 2009
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38%
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42%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite Kevin Costner providing his most charismatic performance in years, Swing Vote fails to find the right mix of political satire and heartfelt drama.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

It's a sentiment Capra might well have echoed, though he would surely have punched up the gags while he was at it.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

It is neither appreciably better nor dramatically worse than its hokey, please-describe-me-as-'Capraesque' premise.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Swing Vote has its moments, especially when Grammer or Hopper are around, but it's trying to do too much ... there's so many ideas floating around in there, it all ends up being very shallow.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

He shoots simultaneously for 'wake up, America!' inspiration and good ol' boy charm but ends up putting both barrels through his own cowboy-booted foot.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

One minute you're laughing at its sendup of the political process, and the next you're stricken by the sorry state of the sweet and brainy protagonist's family.

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Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

People like to make fun of Kevin Costner, and sometimes he deserves it. But when he gets his laid-back, rascally mojo going, he can become a most agreeable screen companion for a couple of hours

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Not a bad movie, probably OK to rent on DVD, but I'm saying don't rush to the theaters.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

One of the most surprising, politically suggestive movies to come out of Hollywood this year.

Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

Swing Vote seems to be suggesting that the voter deserves a better class of candidate; allow me to suggest that the viewer deserves a better class of film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Jay Hutchinson
The only redeeming quality of this sad, sad excuse for film is the potential of the young Carroll, however poorly the laughably puerile script may have utilized… More
paul sandberg
In spite of a pretty darned good performance by Costner, the film is pretentious, overblown, unbelievable and just plain obvious. Problems: Costner's… More
Leigh Ryan
Not as bad as most people make it out to be. Yeah, not the best movie around, but it did have its' funny and sweet moments.
Jason Spencer
As a fan of Kevin Costner I like to try and see all his movies. It took me a while to get to this one. It's a "never gonna happen in real life"… More
Chris Weber
A funny farce that is also quite touching and very Capraesque. The central gimmick is not really possible (more than likely), but the film explains it in a way… More
Emily Armstrong
I didn't think I was going to like this movie at all, but I really did. It's about an ignorant American schlubb (the exaggerated everyman) whose… More