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A talented cast and a pleasantly bittersweet spin on a familiar story help Sink or Swim finish a length or two ahead of the average feel-good comedy. Read critic reviews

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Several 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool's first synchronized swimming team -- for men.

Cast & Crew

Benoît Poelvoorde
Marcus
Marina Foïs
Claire
Ahmed Hamidi
Screenwriter
Hugo Selignac
Producer
Laurent Tangy
Cinematographer
Simon Jacquet
Film Editor
Jon Brion
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (7)

  • Selling a tragic-to-triumphant story arc repurposed from any number of similar crowd-pleasers, Lellouche is blessed with seasoned actors who know how to charm.

    September 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film boldly goes where no French film has gone before and with enough humour and heart to defuse such ungenerous thinking. Yes, it's a bit wet, but what else could it be?

    July 16, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • As harmless as it is silly, but dampened by idle gags, empty characterization and an inordinate two-hour runtime.

    May 23, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A sluggish two hours that delivers only in a triumphant final act that's as improbable as it is inevitable.

    May 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • In spite of certain superficial parts, the movie makes us think how the human being is a victim of stereotypes [Full Review in Spanish]

    September 19, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Like the nearly-identical British comedy "Swimming with Men," this "Full Monty" homage is a well-acted time-killer, nothing more.

    September 29, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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