Swing Vote

One ordinary guy is giving the candidates a reason to run.


Swing Vote
In an American election, a young girl tries to do her deadbeat dad's civic duty and vote. However the computer malfunctions, meaning the vote was not registered. Now, he has to vote again, but more importantly, his vote will determine the winner of the national poll. Both candidates, and the media, descend on his trailer. He enjoys the attention, and decides to do the right thing by his loving daughter and clean his act up.

120 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language).
Comedy.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez
Director
Joshua Michael Stern
ScreenplayJason Richman, Joshua Michael Stern
MusicJohn Debney
CinematographyShane Hurlbut
EditingJeff McEvoy
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byTreehouse Films, G&M Films, 1821 Pictures, Radar Pictures, Tig Productions, Touchstone Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageMild, fairly frequent, low impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kirk Honeycutt
5
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
10
Cape Times
Michael Phillips
5
iAfrica.com
Gideon Nieuwoudt
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
5
24.com
Natalie Sineke
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Chandler Levack quote iconSwing Vote makes a worthwhile statement on political engagement. Bud might not be able to speak for himself, but he does personify an apathetic America. And that’s why Swing Vote matters.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconSwing Vote is more subtle and insightful than the dumbed-down comedy the marketing campaign would have us believe it to be.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIt is entertaining at moments, but it relies on too many conventions to be anything near a landslide winner in its genre.
8
Metacritic.com
29 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
113 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite Kevin Costner providing his most charismatic performance in years, Swing Vote fails to find the right mix of political satire and heartfelt drama.
8

What the People say

Internet
1443 Netizens quote iconworks better as a human drama than as a political satire
12

Average .. 44%

9

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