Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Reviews

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March 24, 2021
Based on the popular epistolary novel of the same name, this is not a political documentary, but rather a light, British, romantic comedy...
February 28, 2021
So corseted is the film by a false political reality, that even its instances of light-hearted humor-and the charm of its cast-are difficult to swallow.
December 6, 2020
If you've a soft spot for romantic comedies you'll fall hook, line and sinker for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
December 2, 2020
Features delightful characters portrayed by perfectly cast actors.
July 31, 2019
McGregor's wit has soft barb of single-malt Scotch, the story sings through a sweet arc, and the landscapes are lovely.
April 12, 2019
Blunt, who is so bloody charming in everything she does, and McGregor do have nice chemistry, but the romantic arc is so predictable.
August 31, 2018
OK, if this film teaches us anything, it teaches us how to take a perfectly fine book and transform it into a mushy, corny, ghastly mess of the most trying kind.
August 30, 2018
The movie's 107 minutes don't swim upstream so much as flounder in a bucket of chum.
August 23, 2018
Don't let the title fool you - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen will not bore you to tears, though some moments may cause your eyes to water from laughter.
August 14, 2018
Surprisingly thoughtful and sharply written.
September 18, 2017
More than a love story or an awakening, Hallstrm has given us something of beauty, depth and dimension beyond the human stories he tells.
July 1, 2016
Hallström's made a wonderful film about the power of faith. Flyfishing in a manufactured trout stream in the middle of the desert is a faith-based activity, declares the sheik who built it.
August 15, 2013
It's an affable, inoffensive British comedy that just wants you to like it so much that you can't help but snicker behind its back.
June 2, 2013
To say this movie requires an utter suspension of disbelief is a vast understatement.
April 21, 2013
... just because something seems absurd doesn't mean it can't happen. And just because a film seems to lack surprises doesn't mean it won't take an entirely satisfying turn at the end.
September 15, 2012
As it stands, the best elements of the film become mired in the unwelcome narrative muck, branding Salmon Fishing in the Yemen the one that got away.
September 4, 2012
Everything that happens is horribly predictable, and the tone varies from light and fluffy to over-the-top camp, especially with Kristin Scott Thomas as the cynical British press secretary.
July 4, 2012
Faith, serenity, dreams, possibilities, duty and honor, love . . . and fishing. "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" somehow ties them all together, and without so much as a kink in the line.
May 17, 2012
...thanks to Simon Beaufoy's fantastically witty script, Salmon Fishing is a fun and often unpredictable ride.
May 1, 2012
Guts most of the edgy features of the novel.
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