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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Reviews

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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+
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
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
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
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 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
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
April 19, 2012
This is at times shamelessly hokey but forgivably so as it's engaging, uplifting and thoroughly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2012
The kind of film you might find on the DVD shelf of a holiday cottage, and that's not necessarily a criticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2012
A sweet, warm and witty romance that satisfyingly washes over you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2012
Doesn't quite know whether it wants to be a full blown romantic drama, a geo-political commentary, a satirical comedy like The Thick Of It...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2012
McGregor and Blunt make fetching lovebirds, while Kristin Scott Thomas is off the scale in a rare comic outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2012
Fishing becomes a metaphor for patience, tolerance and faith, suggesting that life's flow of natural instinct can sometimes be wondrously interrupted by rewarding opportunities to swim against the current.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 19, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2012
It's a rom-com worth catching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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