Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Plato's Retreat was a buffet of bodies, and the film catches the moment America could think that was tasty.
  2. 75
    Doesn't have a particularly well-defined point of view, but it is a succinct, entertaining and valuable record of a time that in some ways now seems as remote as the Roaring '20s.
  3. 75
    American Swing could use the flair of similar portraits of disco-era debauchery like "Boogie Nights" or "Inside Deep Throat," but it’s even-handed in capturing the operation’s ambition and hubris. Just don’t bring an appetite.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Brunette
    70
    Often engrossing and humorous.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DanteB.
    Mar 30, 2009
    8
    I liked it alot. Obviously, there wasn't a huge budget but the story and people were engrossing enough to carry the film. i thought some I liked it alot. Obviously, there wasn't a huge budget but the story and people were engrossing enough to carry the film. i thought some of the critics got it wrong. This movie defies them precisely because it is a just-do-it philosophy, it doesn't try to present a political or societal point of view, which I quite enjoyed. Sex used to be fun without all the head trips. Full Review »
  2. BillW.
    Mar 27, 2009
    9
    The New York Daily News gave this three stars and yet the score in the list is only a 60 for that review. I thought three-star reviews were The New York Daily News gave this three stars and yet the score in the list is only a 60 for that review. I thought three-star reviews were given a 75 score. Can you check this? The mislabeling of the review brought the overall score down to a 60 when it should be much higher. Full Review »