Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Reviews

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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.
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
Hallstrm'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.
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.
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.
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.
April 25, 2012
A bizarre and original comedy which offsets its narrative flaws with prevailing chemistry between Blunt and McGregor.
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.
April 20, 2012
Blunt and McGregor act beautifully and their tale is charming.
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.
April 19, 2012
This is at times shamelessly hokey but forgivably so as it's engaging, uplifting and thoroughly enjoyable.
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.
April 19, 2012
A sweet, warm and witty romance that satisfyingly washes over you.
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...
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