Swoon
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Tom Kalin directed this cool and aloof black-and-white study of the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, a case told before in two previous films -- Rope and Compulsion. In 1924, in Chicago, Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two 18-year-olds, kidnapped and murdered the 13-year-old Bobby Franks, immediately killing him and then stuffing his naked body up a culvert. The motive for the crime was simply that they wanted to prove to themselves that they were smart enough to get away with it. The previous film versions downplayed Leopold and Loeb's homosexuality, but Kalin's version plays it… More
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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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