The Tinder Swindler is now streaming on Netflix. The true-crime documentary, gives you a piece of cautionary advice before you look for a potential partner on an online dating site. In the film, we come across the stories of three women who were conned by the same man using different names. So, before you go to another date on Tinder or any other site, just make sure it’s not Simon Leviev. Or Shimon Yehuda Hayut. Or David Sharon.
The Netflix documentary is directed by Felicity Morris, who has produced another popular docuseries on Netflix, Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer. The plot of The Tinder Swindler develops around a con man posing as an Israeli wealthy businessman who cons and seduces young women. The con man tricks young women by buying them expensive gifts and flying them on his private jet. But as soon as those women thought they found the man of their dreams, he tricks them into giving him a large amount of money.
Let’s explore Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler on Netflix and all the details regarding the docuseries.
The Tinder Swindler release date
The Tinder Swindler already premiered on Netflix on February 2nd, 2022. The documentary is just like any other feature film with a 1 hour and 54 minutes duration.
Is there a trailer for ‘The Tinder Swindler’?
Yes, there is a trailer for The Tinder Swindler.
The trailer begins with one victim of the conman, saying, “When I first talked with Simon, immediately we had a bond. He was smart and funny and very impulsive.”
Another woman says, “I shared my whole heart with him, and then he asked me if I wanted to travel with him on a private jet. I was like, “S**t!”’
What’s The Tinder Swindler all about?
The days were gone when women imagined their prince charming on a white horse. Now the prince has private jets. We all have very high hopes for our potential partner, and Cecilie is on the outlook for the man of her dreams. On Tinder, she matches with a young billionaire man, Simon. What seemed like a dream come true soon turned into a nightmare, breaking Cecilie’s heart. He even takes thousands of dollars from her, and Cecilie’s fairytale ends, and a revenge crime thriller begins.
Turns out she wasn’t the only one whose heart he broke and money he stole. So, she teams up with other victims of Simon.
Will the women be successful?
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What do the critics say?
Netflix’s documentary has received mostly positive reviews from critics. IMDb has rated the film as 7.4/10, and we can expect the rating will go higher, as the documentary aired just a few days ago.
Seems like The Tinder Swindler impressed Rotten Tomatoes. The film has scored 100% by the critics and 90% by the audience.
This is what it feels like when a con artist woos you.
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— Netflix (@netflix) February 2, 2022
While reviewing the film, Guardian writes, “The Tinder Swindler is snappy and smart and leaves you wanting more, rather than scraping the barrel for every possible angle.”
Times(UK) has expressed the film as, “the Jaws of internet dating documentaries.”
Looks like critics and viewers alike loved the take The Tinder Swindler had in capturing the stories of Simon’s victims. But its snappy screenplay is not the highlight of the documentary, it’s the clear warning we get. Life online can be different than the reality. So, before you go on your special Valentine’s dinner date with someone you matched online, check out the documentary once. And don’t forget to share your thoughts on the film with us.