Sweetheart - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweetheart Reviews

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April 30, 2020
A beautifully shot and made aquatic monster horror that is short yet taut and achieves that ultimate accolade all films of this kind hope for, having a fantastic character facing an amazing monster. A future classic of its kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 20, 2020
Some movies serve the sole purpose of being fun. Sweetheart does this with a confident sense of self-awareness. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 24, 2020
At its heart, it is about abuse and fighting back, about rebelling despite the apparent futility of such attempts when what's threatening you has height, strength, and speed on its side.
February 11, 2020
A film that conveys volumes with a masterful amount of restraint.
December 30, 2019
Sweetheart is equal parts monster survival movie and social commentary film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
December 28, 2019
Director Dillard & Co. had a promising minimalist horror pitch, but blew it in execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2019
A solid showcase for rising star Kiersey Clemons.
October 24, 2019
Watch this film. Tell your friends and spread the word about this great indie horror with a black female character done right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2019
Sweetheart is a solid creature feature film that digs deeper into themes such as isolation and discovery of one's self.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2019
It remains fierce work with stretches of fascinating stillness, adding a little curveball when it comes time to explore the engine that drives self-preservation.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 14, 2019
Clemons' engaging performance is the film's biggest strength, as it finds inventive ways to blend tropes to keep the audience engaged in its thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2019
"Sweetheart"has a magic to it that only the Fiji landscape, monster design, and Clemons' performance can create.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 29, 2019
One woman, one gilled foe, one gorgeous escape ploy that rations tension as to sustain all 90-ish minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 26, 2019
Not only fully delivers the conventions of genre and storytelling that audiences expect from the film's premise, but it also elevates and refines them to a sharp point.
September 25, 2019
A lean creature feature that could have used just a little extra meat on its bones.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 24, 2019
A mysterious, exciting, engrossing movie that proves popcorn movies come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes several contradicting shapes and sizes at the same time.
September 23, 2019
Sweetheart has a lot of good things going for it.
September 22, 2019
Sweetheart doles out just enough mystery to keep the creature (and Jenn) intriguing and ultimately ratchets up to a highly satisfying confrontation between woman and beast.
April 15, 2019
It's a beautiful and exhilarating film with an extraordinary leading performance and one hell of a big bad.
February 27, 2019
'Sweetheart' is a cheap quickie of a monster movie that rages with relevance.
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