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Swimming to Cambodia Review

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  • 4.0

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Time Richard Schickel

    His is a dispassionate sensibility, and he is not a strong enough actor - nor has he a strong enough intelligence - to fight his way out of the false analogy he has drawn between moviemaking and tragic history in the making.

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  • 70

    out of 100


    Spalding Gray's free-associating recollection of his experiences in Thailand during the making of The Killing Fields had an exhilarating immediacy which is mostly absent in this compressed filmed performance of Swimming to Cambodia.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    This curious idea for a movie actually works.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Mr. Gray's feature-length monologue brings people, places and things so vibrantly to life that they're very nearly visible on the screen.

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