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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Joel's rating of the film Swamp Water

    Elegantly shot but unfortunately simplistic in it’s telling of a tale. I was hoping the swamp itself might play more of a character and less of a setting for an unimpressive story. A few odd scenes felt thematically uneven and kept me frustrated with the film overall.

  2. William R Clark's rating of the film Swamp Water

    The Master didn't rip this story from the headlines, but he was allowed to put in some effort every now and again, to splash the frame with some mighty expressive light and cleverly navigate through a crowd that becomes despotic toward the end. And he's even allowed thrilleresque shenanigans! I think auteurists get carried away sometimes, as the small but enthusiastic reception of this surprises me.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Swamp Water

    Une oeuvre des plus intéressantes qui confirme l'adaptation confirmée du metteur en scène Jean Renoir à l'ambiance américaine...

  4. Love Walked In's rating of the film Swamp Water

    Always love to see this "a dirty and miserable girl turns out to be a beautiful creature after she meets someone" thing. The middle part is a gem which smells like the best of Ford or McCarey.

  5. Terry_Moby's rating of the film Swamp Water

    Renoir made a very American film here, atmospheric and efficiently told. The characters are rather superficial (good or evil), not on par with most of his French films.

  6. Warren Spratley's rating of the film Swamp Water

    Renoir didn't have final cut, nor did he film those silly last few minutes, but he is ALL over this thing. SWAMP WATER has more to say about American identity and myth than most any other film out there.

  7. Carlos Quintão's rating of the film Swamp Water

    Primeira produção hollywoodiana de Renoir, que sofreu nas mãos do todo poderoso da Fox David O. Selznick, responsável, com a cumplicidade do produtor Irving Pichel (diretor de ZAROFF – O CAÇADOR DE VIDAS), pelo final pra cima. Mas Renoir sucede em capturar com surpreendente realismo a vida caipira de uma comunidade à beira de um perigoso pântano na Georgia, onde se esconde um fugitivo da justiça.