Swimfan (2002)

A moment of temptation leads to a high body count and untold regrets for a high-school swimming star in this thriller starring Bring It On's Jesse Bradford and Traffic's Erika Christensen. Despite a shady past involving drugs and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 6, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Fatal Attraction rip-off, Swimfan is a predictable, mediocre thriller.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Director John Polson mutes the conservative sexual politics of the original film, focusing on the lightweight, efficient suspense story.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It's like going to a house party and watching the host defend himself against a frothing ex-girlfriend. You don't want to call the cops. You want to call Domino's.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Haven't we all seen this already? Too many times?

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Sheila Norman-Culp
Associated Press

It would be so easy for an actress to overplay this role, to morph into high camp, but Christensen stays icy cool.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Not really a thriller so much as a movie for teens to laugh, groan and hiss at.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I've seen this before, it's called "Fatal Attraction"...

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Only the very easily pleased will be able to see past its limitations.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

The story may not be new, but Australian director John Polson, making his American feature debut, jazzes it up adroitly.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

A tapestry of loose ends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
An ok well shot, thriller aimed at the MTV generation. Yes this has been done a few times, Fatal Attraction set the bar, and the twists are quite predictable.… More
Curtis Lilly
Fun to laugh at. Pretty lame otherwise.
Alex roy
Swimfan has gotten a lot of flack due to it's similarities with Fatal Attraction. In fact it's been called a teen version of Fatal Attraction. I… More
Megan S
I only watched this because it was the only thing on tv in the middle of the night when I was still awake. It was pretty much fatal attraction all over again… More
KJ Proulx
A very underrated edge of your seat thrilling romance of a film. I can't say I love it, but it is very good. Jesse Bradford has not had the chance of being… More
Lewis C.
As average and unremarkable as a movie can be. Not bad, but certainly not worth recommending.