Movie review: Swing Vote one and one-half star | August 8, 2008 | Danville Express | |

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Living - August 8, 2008

Movie review: Swing Vote one and one-half star

Rating: PG-13 for language Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Kevin Costner can make hearts flutter painting toenails in "Bull Durham" or giving butterfly kisses to a child in "The Untouchables." He has portrayed tough-minded heroes, soft-voiced family men and colorful characters across a wide swath of genres - Westerns, thrillers, romantic comedies, sci fi and sports films. But playing a beer-swilling, out-of-work American loser in very broad strokes doesn't play well at all. Director Joshua Michael Stern ("Neverwas") should have told the producer-actor to tone his comic performance down.

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