Variety‘s review of Swing Vote is mostly positive. Nana’s role is small and isn’t mentioned, but it sounds like the film is being well received.
Graced with a gently cynical spirit and more brains than its average-Joe protagonist, “Swing Vote” applies a pleasing Frank Capra-esque glaze to the fanciful story of a blue-collar American whose vote ends up being the only one that counts. Result may not be the sharpest slice of political theater imaginable, but pic’s comic smarts and affecting daddy-daughter drama provide a sturdy platform for its heartfelt advocacy of informed voting and responsible citizenship. Broad commercial potential and impeccable election-season timing aside, Disney’s oddly misleading ad campaign won’t help this ingratiating, old-fashioned, decidedly nonpartisan entertainment earn the B.O. ballots it deserves.