Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 2, 2003
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sensual thriller with two engaging performers demanding our undivided attention.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Ozon simultaneously manages to make his film lazily sexual and crisply suspenseful.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

The story occasionally wanders, but Swimming Pool is definitely worth a dip.

Sarah Wenk
Common Sense Media

Confusing thriller is absolutely NOT for kids.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Two parts psychological thriller and one part pretentious French art-house head-scratcher that leaves you mumbling, 'Duh.'

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A delectable and daring psychological drama.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is a very well directed with a good story, great characters, and involving engrossing performances from Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Swimming Pool offers something few other movies this summer can match: A dreamy, intoxicating sensuality.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Think of it as a box of chocolates, with Sagnier being the chocolate-covered cherry. And you know the problem with chocolates: They're great to eat but they offer no nourishment whatsoever, and afterwards you feel guilty for the indulgence.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Rampling and Ozon clearly enjoy working together. Rampling relishes psychologically complex roles. Ozon respects his leading ladies enough to give them challenges.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An absorbing and highly stimulating film that intriguingly dissolves the barrier that separates reality and fiction to tell a strange story about that point of… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"On the surface, all is calm."</i> A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her… More
Jim Hunter
An author vacations at her publisher's French summer home and meets his daughter, a brazenly promiscuous young woman who becomes the subject of her new… More
Julie B
I couldn't remember if I'd seen this, so I started watching it and then I remembered that I had seen it, but I couldn't remember how it ended, so… More
Dan Schultz
A stylish but ultimately somewhat disappointing exercise in writing, insanity, and the strain two very different people encounter living in the same vacation… More
Kevin M. Williams
a bored and self-disgruntled writer of formulaic mystery thrillers takes a vacation in the sultry French countryside to recharge and, quite literally, finds her… More