Swept Away
Swept Away (2002)

A spoiled rich woman goes on a yachting holiday with friends in the Mediterranean and gets entangled in an unlikely romance with a communist sailor.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Muddled and lacking the political context of the original, Swept Away offers further proof that Madonna can't act.

Dennis Harvey

The Vera Hruba Ralston of her time, Madonna has persisted in making movies despite all evidence that this is one medium in which no one wants to see or hear her.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

If there is one thing worse than a Guy Ritchie movie, it's a Guy Ritchie movie with Madonna in it.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

What a waste of potential.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Both husband and wife seem to be in way over their heads.

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Stephanie Zacharek

I wouldn't wish the stupefying dialogue of "Swept Away" on any actress, but to watch Madonna flounder through it is more punishment than I can bear.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Don't count on being swept away by this contrived, predictable shipwrecked romance.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Every bit the cinematic shipwreck you'd imagine it to be.

James Berardinelli

A better title, for all concerned, might be Swept Under the Rug.

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

[An] utter piece of flotsam.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The only reason some people tolerate the explosive diarrhea that is this film is because Madonna stars in it, Guy Ritchie directs, and there's eroticism,… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Guy Ritchie needs to get his shit together and go back to the violent, foul gangster comedies we know and love.
Leigh Ryan
Again, like the original, I haven't decided whether I like the movie or not. I do think this version was a bit better though. The thing that gets me is… More
Deb S
"Swept Away" is a remake of a 1974 Italian film of the same name, about a spoiled socialite named Raffaella who goes on a Mediterranean cruise and… More
Cassandra Maples
I was a little apprehensive of watching this DVD, obviously if the press and critics were to be believed it would be the worst film i'd ever see. That… More
Wu Chouin
Actually not as bad as everyone made it out to be. See for yourself.