Swordfish Reviews

Swordfish Review
by Ram Samudrala
/Swordfish/ is actually a fairly clever thriller, but for some reason the cleverness isn't made evident in the direction (by Dominic Sena), which focuses on the action extensively. more

Swordfish Review
by Jon Popick
Whatever happened to the good old days when John Travolta would make a couple of really bad pictures and then stage a big career "comeback" with something like Look Who's Talking? Since he blasted his way back on top with 1994's Pulp Fiction, Travolta...more

Swordfish Review
by Bob Bloom (Rating: 1.5/4)
Swordfish (2001) 1 1/2 stars out of 4. Starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones and Sam Shepard. Written by Skip Woods. Directed by Dominic Sena. Rated R. more

Swordfish Review
by Eugene Novikov (Rating: C)
Swordfish begins as an involving heist/hacker thriller and ends as a muddled, incoherent mess. The movie ruins its interesting set-up and undermines it's well-made action sequences by taking a twist too many. It's full of actors and filmmakers who know...more

Swordfish Review
by Laura Clifford (Rating: C)
Gabriel Shear expounds on what's wrong with Hollywood - not enough realism. An admirer of "Dog Day Afternoon," he believes that Sonny should have ruthlessly blown away his hostages, gotten his bus to an awaiting plane, and walked away. As the camera...more

Swordfish Review
by Robin Clifford (Rating: C)
Gabriel Shear (John Travolta) is a renegade spy who wants to finance his own brand of patriotic anti-terrorism. Years ago, the DEA established a secret slush fund to launder money used to seize and destroy illegal drugs. Now, with interest, the fund...more

Swordfish Review
by Dennis Schwartz
SWORD FISH (director: Dominic Sena; screenwriter: Skip Woods; cinematographer: Paul Cameron; editor: Stephen Rivkin; cast: John Travolta (Gabriel Shear), Hugh Jackman (Stanley Jobson), Halle Berry (Ginger), Don Cheadle (Agent Roberts), Vinnie Jones...more

Swordfish Review
by Homer Yen
"Swordfish," a sometimes-explosive high-tech thriller, will hook you but only for its first 15 minutes. Its opening is a captivating hostage sequence in which police and SWAT teams tragically underestimate the fortitude of the cunning Gabriel (John...more

Swordfish Review
by Michael Redman
Normally these two statements would have nothing to do with each other. However, following in the steps of "The China Syndrome" and "Wag The Dog", the latest John Travolta vehicle has perfect, albeit unplanned, timing. The two main characters in...more

Swordfish Review
by Michael Dequina
God bless Joel Silver. While a certain nameless compatriot of his in the blockbuster game has decided to make a misguided, PG-13 play for Oscar this summer, Silver is sticking to his guns, delivering a slam-bang, pretense-free, hard-R-rated...more

Swordfish Review
by Rose 'Bams' Cooper
SWORDFISH (2001) Rated R; running time 95 minutes Genre: Action Seen at: Jack Lokes' Celebration Cinema (Lansing, Michigan) Official site: http://www.operationswordfish.com/ IMDB site: http://us.imdb.com/Details?0244244 Written by: Skip Woods Directed...more
Swordfish Review
by Harvey S. Karten
Reviewed by Harvey Karten Warner Bros. Director: Dominic Sena Writer: Skip Woods Cast: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones, Camryn Grimes, Sam Shepard, Zach Grenier more
Swordfish Review
by Steve Rhodes
Okay, admit it. Sometimes movies are so awful, so over-the-top ridiculous that they're good and a lot of fun to laugh at. SWORDFISH, directed by Dominic Sena (GONE IN 60 SECONDS) and starring John Travolta, is one such film. And unlike Travolta's...more
Swordfish Review
by SSG Syndicate
Susan Granger's review of "SWORDFISH" (Warner Bros.) "You know, the problem with Hollywood is that they make s**t," says John Travolta as this enigmatic cyber-crime caper opens. He rants on about how films, particularly "Dog Day Afternoon,"...more