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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 director Tom Kalin, the tale becomes more explicit, particularly in how it makes clear that the wealthy, collegiate Loeb and Leopold were homosexual lovers.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Moody, dispassionate take on the savagery of crime that neither illuminates nor captivates."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Faux artsy take on the Leopold-Loeb case."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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