The Swindle
The Swindle (1997)

In this old-fashioned comedy thriller, con artists Betty and Victor make their living robbing conventioneers at posh European resorts until Betty snags the treasurer of an international corporation who is planning to embezzle a fortune.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 24, 1997
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2006
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
68%
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User Score
49%


Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A work of superb yet unpretentious film craftsmanship by a past master and an impeccable cast and crew.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Like The Grifters and Bound, The Swindle succeeds because, in addition to telling an engaging crime story with vivid characters, it never takes itself too seriously.

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

As a cinematic confection from one of the masters, it's cotton candy, evaporating before it ever gets good.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Even when it threatens to sink into the familiar mechanics of a double-dealing heist story, Chabrol keeps curiosity piqued, the actors delightful and the outcome in sufficient question.

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Paul Tatara
CNN.com

This is a piece of fluff that dissolves like a sugar cube as you watch it.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

unfunny and unthrilling

Amy Taubin
Village Voice

A failed attempt at frivolity.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Chabrol's 50th film, made with the practiced ease of a master.

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Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

The Swindle might not be a deep film, but it makes no missteps in showing us the steps these two small time crooks take as they attempt to pull off a big time con.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Light, sympathetic mildly twisted, cynic and amusing film from the french master of intrigue Claude Chabrol.
Emily B.
One of the better Chabrol thrillers of the 80s/90s thanks to it's sly humour and performance by Isabelle Huppert.