It looks like Swing Vote is getting mixed reviews from the critics mostly due to it being too lightweight on the political satire side. At least it sounds like it's a cute movie to see the relationship between Kevin Costner and his on-screen daughter. Here's a sampling of reviews from around the net.
- Swing Vote lopes along and is best taken as a tale of a father and a daughter coming through a rough patch to a better place, rather than anything to do with real-world politics. -- Chicago Tribune
- One minute you're laughing at its sendup of the political process, and the next you're stricken by the sorry state of the sweet and brainy protagonist's family. -- USA Today
- As often happens with politics, even as Swing Vote entertains, it leaves us feeling like we've been subjected to some slick manipulation and worse, left with promises unfulfilled. -- Toronto Star
- Swing Vote captures the spirit of an election year when many once-apathetic Americans are keenly interested in the outcome. We have met the enemy and he is us. But so is the hero. -- Minneapolis Star Tribune