Craig Lahiff’s outback-set movie Swerve comes with a drug deal that ends bad for one of the guys involved, a bag full of money and a dead body on the side of the road, a sexy chick and a guy who happens to drive by at the wrong time. And that’s just the first ten minutes… so far so good, right? Right.
Unfortunately things take a turn for the worse once the characters actually start interacting. It’s got all the film noir clichés you can ask for including a mysterious disappearance, archetypes, coincidences, false endings, twists and – of course - bodies that won’t stay dead, but you can never quite figure out why a certain someone is doing a certain something and the suspension of disbelief gets stretched way too wide towards the end.
Call it a decent try if you will but don’t go mistaking this for a good movie. Go watch U-Turn again instead.