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Swordfish (2001)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Dominic Sena Rating:7.9/10 (14 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on February 24th, 2011:Find all reviews by frankasu03
You can enjoy Sena's commentary, whether you are a fan of Swordfish or not. There is always something happening on the screen. And this director is handy with some critique or information regarding the action that unfolds. I would recommend fast-forwarding to the "Bus Heist' scene just to hear Dominic tell the story of how they got a Helicopter to dangle a bus over the Los Angeles skyline. Worth the listen on that alone. There is also a long rant on the alternative endings that were considered for the film.
What's evident after listening to this track is that Sena is more satisfied with this project than "Gone in 60 Seconds."
Not an extremely high level of difficulty, but at least he's modest.
Reviewed by sedna on September 27th, 2012:Find all reviews by sedna
It is a shame Dominic Sena hasn't recorded commentaries for his other films as he is a pretty good speaker and has interesting things to say. I would have loved to hear his insight into Kalifornia, and Gone In 60 Seconds. Unfortunately I can't say the same about his recent two films. That aside, he offers insight into the opening sequence and what his intent was from the get-go. You'll be happy to know this is scene specific, he does a good job talking about all scenes and production design, what he was going for, character motivations, but the bread and butter is the Helicopter/Bus sequence where he offers most insight, I won't spoil it here, but it's worth it just to listen to this for that - not like it's a bad commentary in the first place because if you're a fan of this underrated film like I am, you'll want to hear it wholly.
Reviewed by Bakersfield on August 19th, 2015:Find all reviews by Bakersfield
After listening to this commentary track I really wanted to hear more from Sena. Clearly this is a man who knows his stuff and last but not least he is a very interesting speaker.

As a fan of Swordfish I really enjoyed this track and it's a shame that Sena is not that active as a feature director. He has the talent, he can deliver a solid movie and in this case he does a great job with the commentary as well. In it he even admits that he prefers Swordfish over his previous (more successful) high-profile picture Gone in 60 Seconds.

Anyway, this commentary is highly recommended.