Swoon (1991)

Swoon chronicles the true story of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr.'s abduction and murder of the teenaged Bobby Franks in 1924. Though the story had been told before (in the fictionalized Rope and Compulsion), in the hands of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

An exotic mood piece, based on the infamous Leopold-Loeb case, that probably didn't win director Tom Kalin many friends in the gay community.

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Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Moody, dispassionate take on the savagery of crime that neither illuminates nor captivates.

Emanuel Levy

As a dark, moody and stylized (the film is shot in b/w) poem of love and madness Swoon is effective, but as social polemic on contemporary gay issues, it's strained; even so, it's a striking feature debut.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Faux artsy take on the Leopold-Loeb case.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Valletta
An indie classic.