Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.

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    • Haley BennettHunter Conrad
    • Austin StowellRichie Conrad
    • Elizabeth MarvelKatherine Conrad
    • David RascheMichael Conrad
    • Denis O'HareErwin William
    • Luna Lauren VelezLucy
    • Zabryna GuevaraAlice
    • Laith NakliLuay
    • Babak TaftiAaron
    • Nicole KangBev


    • 100

      The Playlist

      A staggering accomplishment in its storytelling, visuals, and performance.
    • 90

      Film Threat

      Mirabella-Davis somehow perfectly captures a woman’s perspective on the twisted series of events that leads Hunter to where she lands by the end of the film.
    • 80

      Screen Daily

      Carefully made and perfectly acted.
    • 75


      A provocative and frequently brilliant thriller.
    • 75

      Slant Magazine

      Fortunately for the film, Carlo Mirabella-Davis continually springs scenes that either transcend or justify his preaching.
    • 75

      Movie Nation

      There’s a touch of “The Invisible Man” to this unsettling story of the misery of being married to a cruel control freak. But “Swallow,” for all its People Magazine psychoanalysis, is harrowing in different ways and gripping in its myopia. All Hunter has is this mania for “control” of one thing in her life — what she puts in her mouth. All we have is worry over her mental health, and discomfort in confronting it.
    • 75

      New York Post

      Bennett, who’s been largely off the radar for a while, is heartbreaking and, eventually, fierce as her character begins to crave change.
    • 70


      A bold and unconventional thriller made real by the evolution of lead actress Haley Bennett ... Is it exploitative? Yes, to an extent that’s true. ... But, as in such Alfred Hitchcock classics as “Spellbound” and “Marnie,” with their facile psychoanalytic interpretations of compulsive and/or hysterical behavior, the approach can be quite effective in revealing the gender dynamics of the times.

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