Swing Vote

Swing Vote
Swing Vote
  • PG-13
  • 2h 0m
  • 2008
Rotten38%
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Kevin Costner stars in SWING VOTE, a clever, feel-good comedy. Bud Johnson's an ordinary dad drifting through life, caring about nothing except his overachieving daughter Molly. Trying to encourage him to get involved, Molly accidentally sets off a chain of events on Election Day that ends with the presidential race coming down to one vote -- Bud's. Comedic chaos ensues as Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci and George Lopez give all-star support in a witty and uplifting film.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten38%
Critics Consensus: Despite Kevin Costner providing his most charismatic performance in years, Swing Vote fails to find the right mix of political satire and heartfelt drama.
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Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf
Fresh

December 14, 2018
Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fresh

June 21, 2017
CNN.com
Tom Charity
Rotten

It's a sentiment Capra might well have echoed, though he would surely have punched up the gags whi...

June 21, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
Fresh

The film varies between ironic cynicism about the political process and overt whimsy and sentiment...

December 14, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Lots of booze in mostly winning political comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this comedy has a young protagonist and could serve as an entertaining -- if superficial -- introduction to the political process, most kids probably won't be that interested. Maybe just as well, since the central character is a booze-guzzling loser who's downright neglectful of his 12-year-old daughter, especially in the beginning of the movie. There's also an allusion to drug use, lots of strong language ("s--t" and the like), and some stereotypes.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 1, 2008
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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