Swimming To Cambodia (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Swimming To Cambodia (1987)




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A performance by acclaimed monologue artist Spalding Gray is captured in this unusually sparse but effective concert film. Gray's main topic is his experiences playing a small role in The Killing Fields, which serves as a launching pad for a series of fascinating anecdotes and much humorous philosophizing.


Critic Reviews for Swimming To Cambodia

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Like a good preacher, some of [Gray's] power comes from the sheer virtuosity of his speech.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is both drama at its most entertaining -- and an enlightening peronal lesson in the history of America's involvement in Cambodia during the Vietnam era.

November 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Gray is never too far from reminding you of your own self-indulgence, and that he also knows how he sounds.

August 29, 2012 | Full Review…

A spellbinding witty rant.

July 16, 2008 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Gray pulls together genocide, pleasure-seeking, military paranoia, filmmaking, and even an anecdote about rude neighbors to paint a coherent portrait of aggression.

May 27, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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