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  • Summary: The dance- and music-filled story of Anthony Verdi (Casey), a young man caught between his dream of being a full-time musician and the conventional life of his security-minded father (Skerritt) and long-time fiancĂ© (Waingort). (Swing Movie LLC)
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. 70
    There's just something maddeningly upbeat about this film's shameless hokiness. Combine that with the film's colorful art and wardrobe designs, spiffy choreography, the joy of seeing some veteran faces on screen for the first time in a while, and a soundtrack that'll make even the dead tap their toes, and Swing simply makes for some serious jump-jivin' fun.
  2. Well-intentioned but frequently inert.
  3. Swing does have the advantage of boasting a fair amount of genuine onscreen talent.
  4. 40
    A sweet, sincere labor of love that just isn't very good.
  5. If there's any reason to watch this otherwise inept romance, it's to witness the late Nell Carter nail a Louis Jordan tune, and to see master comic Jonathan Winters downplay his more manic tendencies and effortlessly spin gold from straw.
  6. As much as I love swing, all I got out of Martin Guigui's murky, incomprehensible grade B romantic fantasy was a few twitches of nostalgia for the music.
  7. 25
    Wastes some veteran performers in a slight, silly musical fantasy with two left feet.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MarkB.
    Mar 25, 2006
    Fun, uplifting and bright new energy from Innis Casey made this film an enjoyable one to watch. Lets not forget that we watch movies to have fun too! Innis has a very bright acting career ahead of him for sure if thats what he wants. Director Martin Guigui is getting better with each film for sure. Its only a matter of time before he breaks out with the big one. Expand

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