In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this film of psychological imagery and an erotic exploration of the female body.
Rex Reed Two parts psychological thriller and one part pretentious French art-house head-scratcher that leaves you mumbling, 'Duh.'
Rick Groen Well-acted, nicely shot, slick and certainly sexy, Swimming Pool may be all foreplay and no climax, but what the heck -- there are worse ways to be teased.
David Edelstein Swimming Pool seduces and annoys.
Desson Thomson A watchable, provocative film.
Andrew Sarris Swimming Pool is more an exquisite art object than an involving movie. So be it.
Stephanie Zacharek Like other Ozon movies, it feels lifeless and freeze-dried -- in the end, it's more about its own ideas than it is about actual characters.
Ella Taylor Ozon means to have perversity speak for him, but in the end, it doesn't have a lot to say.
Bob Campbell Swimming Pool has the edgy chill of early Polanski.
Stephen Hunter [The tension] grows by increments, until you realize the movie, in its quiet way, has you snared entirely.
Dennis Lim Swimming Pool is as lulling as a dead man's float, but you come up for air realizing there's no deep end.
Richard Roeper I loved every inch of this movie.
Michael Rechtshaffen Stands as the filmmaker's most satisfying and contained work to date.