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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Reviews

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September 18, 2017
More than a love story or an awakening, Hallström 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 2, 2013
To say this movie requires an utter suspension of disbelief is a vast understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 17, 2012
...thanks to Simon Beaufoy's fantastically witty script, Salmon Fishing is a fun and often unpredictable ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2012
Guts most of the edgy features of the novel.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 26, 2012
Apart from some glaring orientalist, sweeping generalisations and characterisations of Yemeni and Arabic people was a cute and painfully predictable British comedy featuring a measured accomplished performance from Ewan McGregor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 25, 2012
A bizarre and original comedy which offsets its narrative flaws with prevailing chemistry between Blunt and McGregor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2012
These are scrunched script pages from Armando Iannucci's waste bin.
April 25, 2012
See! This is how you do romantic comedy!... You make it funny by putting real people in a situation that's a just tad fantastical and watch them cope with it.
April 22, 2012
A lame, sentimental enterprise.
April 20, 2012
Co-star Tom Mison's ( ... ) character is so thinly sketched, so invisible for the most part - physically and emotionally - that he'll probably wonder in years to come if that's him on screen or his stand in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2012
Unfortunately, these characters belong to different worlds that don't meld, cartoonish political satire and dopey romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 20, 2012
Blunt and McGregor act beautifully and their tale is charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2012
Lasse Hallstrom's beautifully-shot but at times cloyingly sentimental rom-com.
April 20, 2012
Attractive, picture postcard cinematography from Terry Stacey adds to the appeal of a film that is easy on the eye and pleasantly undemanding in every other respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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