Swing Vote

Controlled chaos: but is it good?
Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll and Paula Patton
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern

Unlike some films, Swing Vote wastes no time whatsoever in announcing exactly how wretched it expects to be. Within the first ten minutes, it finds ways to insult everyone from Hispanics to hayseeds, as Uncle Walt’s studio once again teaches us how to mix juvenile tendencies and condescension. Kevin Costner plays Bud Johnson, possibly the laziest slouch with the largest house in the world. It’s ... more >