Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto)
Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto) (1975)

Swept Away... By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea in August is the story of a wealthy, self-centered woman and a brutish, communist sailor, whom she employs, being stranded on a Mediterranean island. Left alone on the island, the sailor… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 17, 1975
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cole Smithey

"Swept Away" is as relevant today as it was when it was made. The power that lovers wield is as psychologically transient as any political ideology of the day, and just as predictable.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Hectoring, unfunny, wildly overpraised.

Jeremy Heilman

At once too simple and too convoluted to truly take off.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's not quite up to Seven Beauties, but this unofficial -- more politically charged -- variation on J.M. Barrie's The Admirable Crichton doesn't miss by much.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

You don't need Madonna to turn pretentious pseudo-Marxist philosophy into an unwatchable film.

Bill Gibron

[I]n the light of a new millennium, Wertmüller deliver[s] the first girl power picture, and it's a stunning masterstroke of a movie.

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Christopher Null

Social warfare just isn't easy, is it?

Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
A cliche, but I was swept away by this beautiful film. Politics, class struggle, gender roles~ a microcosm of life, with and without familiar institutions.… More
Leigh Ryan
Hmmm... I don't quite have the words to say how much this movie was completely insane. I don't know for sure if I like it or not. Decisions,… More
Michael S
A great little film that Guy Ritchie and Madonna should have just left alone.