"...It's worth seeing twice just for the privilege of watching Rampling and Sagnier match each other stroke for stroke..."
"...The narrative logic of SWIMMING POOL slips through our hands like cool water, shimmery and light-dappled, leaving behind the pleasures of summer heat and goose bumps..."
"...It's Sagnier, a young Bardot, who lifts the movie, and Rampling, 58, who gives it nuance..."Rolling Stone
"...As the story takes shape, Mr. Ozon, Ms. Rampling and Ms. Sagnier complicate it in subtle and fascinating ways....Simultaneously a thoroughly mannered, mischievously artificial confection and an acute piece of psychological realism..."
New York Times
"With a little sex, some mystery, an appealing lead and a little sex, France's SWIMMING POOL has what it takes to become an art house audience magnet..."
"...Rampling doesn't skip a beat. Freed from the burden of likability, the actress pushes the character from near-farce to near-tragedy without once appealing to sentimentalism..."Los Angeles Times
"...A sensuous and deceptive new thriller..."
"...An entertaining drama, showcasing strong performances from both actresses..."
"...The film is ripe with allusions....The ambiguities intensify the picture's hothouse atmosphere, making it all the more impressive that Ozon maintains such a consistently cool touch..."
Sight and Sound