Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Swimming Upstream evokes time and place without being showy about it and offers an altogether invigorating experience.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 3, 2006
    3
    This is the kind of manipulative, cynic and feel-good parable disguised as kind of "hallmark" movie. nor evocative nor sentimental but just This is the kind of manipulative, cynic and feel-good parable disguised as kind of "hallmark" movie. nor evocative nor sentimental but just cheesy and cheap. the manipulation of feelings is the worst part and it feels like any standarr movie from that channel. rush and davis are good (they must be) and all the madness of director`s point of view is feeleing like pointless and derivative. i hate this kind of movies `cause it feels like glitter and shine (and gorgeous actors with a bit of homoerotism) but vacuous and senseless (and corny). Full Review »