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  • Summary: A documentary portrait of three couples who swing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. It makes you sweat, laugh, squirm and self explore like few films -- fictional or documentary -- can.
  2. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    More depressing than liberating, but it's never boring.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Campos
    60
    I love sex with strangers! Yeah, the film is cool too. But damn, do I love sex with strangers!
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    Explicit yet consistently unerotic. It's also intensely sad, capturing everything about these people except the high they ceaselessly chase.
  5. The whole thing still reeks of voyeurism -- and not the fly-on-the-wall voyeurism of a vérité doc, but rather the dirty-old-man-in-the-peep-show-booth kind. Might as well just wait for it to hit late-night cable.
  6. Even a hardened voyeur would require the patience of Job to get through this interminable, shapeless documentary about the swinging subculture.
  7. 10
    It's the element of condescension, as the filmmakers look down on their working-class subjects from their lofty perch, that finally makes Sex With Strangers so distasteful.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1