Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 15 out of 33
  1. A souped-up roadster of a film, a relentless action flick that looks great and moves with more grace and speed than seems possible.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Jan 3, 2015
    8
    An entertaining movie with great music by Paul Oakenfold, a supreme cast, and a lot of action. The plot is awesome (if you don't notice theAn entertaining movie with great music by Paul Oakenfold, a supreme cast, and a lot of action. The plot is awesome (if you don't notice the Finnish hacker who is actually speaking German with his lawyer. At least they got IKEA's country right.) There is a tasteful amount of drama, action and thrills, and the plot isn't too obvious. The explosions look good, the camera-work is really great, and even the traditional car-chase is eventful. Travolta, Jackman, Cheadle and Berry make one hell of a starring team. Every minute with them is a time well spent. A movie totally worth seeing! Full Review »
  2. Nov 14, 2012
    5
    A half-interesting, half-ridiculous, often pointless, occasionally entertaining exercise of big-budgetary nonsense. It tries to hide itsA half-interesting, half-ridiculous, often pointless, occasionally entertaining exercise of big-budgetary nonsense. It tries to hide its nonsensical and implausible plot with techno-babble and constant action, but ultimately ends up a mindless action-thriller with a lot of typing in front of a monitor screen filled with mostly unnecessary and unnecessarily gratuitous violence. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Mar 18, 2006
    6
    There are thrills to be had, like the Chopper carrying the bus in the air and THe car chase with the TVR. There's also the club-esque There are thrills to be had, like the Chopper carrying the bus in the air and THe car chase with the TVR. There's also the club-esque attitude of the atmosphere, and a sleek stylish feel, with a house soundtrack to match. Unfortunately, horrendously incoherent writing and atrocious dialogue, ultimately derail Swordfish from being good, rendering it an incoherent mess with worthy moments and a touch of style. Overall, maybe worth a watch, if you can enjoy the grimness and the junkish attitude. Full Review »