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3.4
1,110 Ratings

Swiss Army Man

Directed by Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
United States, 2016
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

A man in the wilderness befriends an unlikely counterpart.

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Swiss Army Man Directed by Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Directing Award (Dramatic)

Independent Spirit Awards

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Editing

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | Nominee: Best First Feature

Austin Film Critics Association

2016 | Nominee: Best First Film

Its single (and not particularly funny) joke about a farting corpse quickly wore thin. It starred Daniel Radcliffe, whose choices since Harry Potter have tended to be strong – Horns, for example, is one of the better horror films of recent years – but Radcliffe (or his agent) clearly missed the mark in signing on for this uninspiring nonsense.
September 14, 2016
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If Swiss Army Man is occasionally annoying, it is not a case of rookie directors letting their imaginations run away with them. The film is not simply undisciplined: rather, it questions the efficacy of discipline as an end in itself; that may not be an original question but it is still worth asking, especially in the form of a gently absurdist, unapologetically twee crowd-pleaser.
September 02, 2016
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The adeptness with which Swiss Army Man establishes its themes suggests not just DANIELS’s collaborative genius but the many hands of artisanal production.
August 24, 2016
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What are people saying?

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Swiss Army Man

    It's probably fair to say that any movie that begins with a solid 15 minutes of Daniel Radcliffe farting doesn't give a fuck about alienating the audience. This is a film preoccupied with every taboo bodily function human beings keep secret, and the odd thing is that after a supremely off-putting WTF start, it actually finds a sincere vulnerability in the idea. An intriguing debut of Sundance counter-programming.

  • Palmat's rating of the film Swiss Army Man

    A good premise does not make a good movie. This could have been cool had the movie not got stuck in juvenile masturbation, dick, fart skits, immensly annoying score, boring indie sensibilities that aims for magic realism but just ends twee. I really wanted to like this but everything in its´ execution rubbed me the wrong way so whatever musing on humanity and love that is touched upon falls flat for me.

  • f-nanda's rating of the film Swiss Army Man

    Mixed feelings. I really enjoyed it, but I didnt love it enought for more stars. AAAAAAAAAND, Paul Crush Alert Dano needs to have a bromance with Harry Potter. I need more of them together! And Mary Elizabeth... what can I say besides: fuck you, marry me.

  • João Rocha's rating of the film Swiss Army Man

    What an amazing non-sense way to create one of the most deep stories about love and humanity. The soundtrack is amazing, Daniel and Paul performances are superb, and the colors are perfect. I really love this one.

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Swiss Army Man

    Despite its bizarre premise and immaturity, it does find its footing as highly enjoyable and laugh-out-loud funny. At least, for the first hour. It eventually wears out its welcome and plods through the final half hour. Performances are the real charm here, helping us warm up to the gross-out humour - even becoming kind of tender and heartbreaking, at times. Worth the watch, for the creativity and zeal alone.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Swiss Army Man

    To echo the final words of Mary Elizabeth Winstead in this film...'what the fuck'. Sometimes bizarre and transgressive is just that and despite game performances from the leads this one eventually wears out its welcome much like the average film by Quentin Dupieux. The sophomoric humour becomes grating though may appeal to the average 13 year old male. Scores points for creative thought but overall falls flat.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Swiss Army Man

    The first twenty minutes really had me thinking this was going to legitimately be one of the worst films of the year, so to its credit, the film rebounded itself like few films I've seen. However, despite beautiful commentary about the ugliness we like to hide, the loneliness many of us feel, and the love we have for friends, I can't help but feel there's an emptiness to the characters here that's never addressed.

  • Kamran's rating of the film Swiss Army Man

    Perhaps a bit over the top—and borderline annoying at times—but sincere beyond measure with an affecting operatic score. 72/100 - Good.

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