The Swell Season

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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  1. Jan 28, 2013
    8
    Raw love, affection, and romance is thriving in "The Swell Season." While familiarity with the content helps the film progress, it is hard not to appreciate the lyrics and melody that is introduced with each song.
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Feb 13, 2012
    80
    The Swell Season emerges as an incisive cut at fame's effect on the real-life music and romance of Hansard and Irglova. It's an accomplished piece of filmmaking from the trio, who are making their feature-length documentary debut.
  2. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Feb 13, 2012
    75
    It's an eloquent summation of the complexities and strength of their bond, and a poetic cap to the pair's fictional and real ups and downs over two films.
  3. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Feb 13, 2012
    50
    It's too focused on capturing a bygone moment and portraying it as the present, while the band and the couple have inevitably moved on, to a new album, a high-profile suicide at one of their concerts, a band hiatus, and well beyond.