Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Reviews

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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.
June 2, 2013
To say this movie requires an utter suspension of disbelief is a vast understatement.
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.
May 1, 2012
Guts most of the edgy features of the novel.
April 25, 2012
These are scrunched script pages from Armando Iannucci's waste bin.
April 22, 2012
A lame, sentimental enterprise.
April 20, 2012
Unfortunately, these characters belong to different worlds that don't meld, cartoonish political satire and dopey romcom.
April 20, 2012
It's hard to see the fish for the froth in Lasse Hallstrom's twee adaptation of Paul Torday's novel.
April 20, 2012
Is there any genre more wearying than the plodding, fat- brained adaptation of last year's book club favourite?
April 19, 2012
The weakest part of this film is the ferocious government PR chief, played by Kristin Scott Thomas, with much lip-pursing and eye-rolling, but nothing funny or believable in the script for her to say.
April 19, 2012
The preachiness - about "faith" - gets so thick that the film completely loses all its early zingy lightness of touch.
April 19, 2012
Too light for its own good.
April 17, 2012
The stars are endearing enough to keep things tolerable, though you may wonder why even McGregor's Scots brogue sounds artificially sweetened here.
April 6, 2012
While its performances are entertaining and premise is engaging, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen doesn't pack enough punch in its political satire or depth in its love story to sustain itself.
April 4, 2012
I had no issues with the charming Emily Blunt but I found Ewan McGregor's character too nerdish and boring.
April 2, 2012
Talented actors are swimming upstream in clunky melodrama.
March 30, 2012
The movie never quite commits to one tone, instead half-heartedly trying out wacky comedy, sweet romance and inspirational drama.
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