Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Reviews

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April 20, 2012
Unfortunately, these characters belong to different worlds that don't meld, cartoonish political satire and dopey romcom.
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 kind of film you might find on the DVD shelf of a holiday cottage, and that's not necessarily a criticism.
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 4, 2012
Hallstrom and Beaufoy have no great pretensions. They're out to deliver a feelgood film, but it's a very classy one.
March 29, 2012
Hallstrom shores up his film with a terrific cast that can often make up for the parts that sag under the uneven weight of preciousness.
March 23, 2012
It's an engaging love story that should appeal to moviegoers with a flair for the offbeat.
March 22, 2012
Only Scott Thomas, biting off all her sentences like a piranha, rescues "Salmon Fishing" from being a by-the-numbers romantic comedy; you wish the redoubtable Ms. Maxwell had her own movie.
March 22, 2012
A charming little movie.
March 16, 2012
While both Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor are enormously appealing actors, Hallstrom has made a movie that pretends it is something it's not -- namely, an intelligent romantic comedy.
March 15, 2012
Despite sporting the worst cinematic title since The Chumscrubber, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen hooks some charming laughs and a quaint romance by not delving too deeply into its subject matter.
March 9, 2012
I'll say this much for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, it's got a catchy title. But beware of films with catchy titles. The films themselves usually don't live up to them.
March 9, 2012
Salmon Fishing was a novel first and you can see how all these juggled balls could stay in the air on the page, but in movie form, many of them just seem extraneous.
March 9, 2012
Hallstrom ... goes for a "Local Hero"-type feeling, but the movie has to swim upstream to get anywhere.
March 9, 2012
Enter forewarned. Or better yet - head upstream and don't be lured in at all.
March 9, 2012
Make the leap, and you'll be delighted by a movie that's sugary goodness, a guilty pleasure.
March 9, 2012
Trust me: These are characters with whom it's a pleasure to spend a couple of hours.
March 8, 2012
Makes use of pink-fleshed vertebrates as the inspiration for sweet romantic musings on love and life, faith and patience - and the courage to go against the flow.
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