Director Guy Ritchie
has defended his box-office flop Swept Away
, insisting it would have been hailed if he had made it before becoming famous.
The 2002 film, which starred Ritchie's wife Madonna
, was pounded by critics and ignored by cinema-goers. It 'won' an unprecedented five Razzie Awards
- a prize giving naming and shaming the worst in the business - and was even described by Sophia Loren
as "the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life".
However Ritchie insists his only mistake was to release the movie - and more recent flop Revolver
- after finding fame and success with 1998's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
, and 2000's Snatch
He tells Complex
magazine, "I like the movie. Both Swept Away and Revolver weren't supposed to be vastly successful movies. I was already established by then, but those are the kind of movies you should make before you're established. I went about it all wrong."
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