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Swallows and Amazons (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Swallows and Amazons honors its source material with a beautifully shot drama whose nostalgic glow is enhanced by winning performances and a timeless story.

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Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone... The battle for ownership of a lonely island teaches them the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Lake District, Swallows and Amazons is a heartwarming adventure for all the family.

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Cast

Rafe Spall
as Capt. Spall
Kelly Macdonald
as Mrs. Walker
Harry Enfield
as Mr. Jackson
Elizabeth Berrington
as Mrs. Blackett
Dane Hughes
as John Walker
Orla Hill
as Susan Walker
Jessica Stevenson
as Mrs. Jackson
Richard Bremmer
as Old Billy
John Henshaw
as Harbour Master
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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (3)

As clunky as the movie can feel, there's a winning toughness to its unsentimental view of childhood and its nostalgia for a pre-digital age.

July 13, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a charmingly old-fashioned family adventure - one that you can imagine several generations of a family gathering to watch on a rainy grey Sunday afternoon.

August 15, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's heartening to see Ransome's fiction taking on a new and more independent form, suggesting an ongoing relevance for a series of books that could easily be viewed as too dated for modern children.

July 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Celebrating childhood innocence and the power of imagination, this old-fashioned charmer might ultimately appeal more to nostalgic adults than kids in the social-media age.

July 14, 2017 | Full Review…

This is the sort of nostalgic, dreamlike family film parents and grandparents will find -- perhaps more so than their offspring -- perfectly pleasant viewing.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This new version of Arthur Ransome's 1930 kindling and pemmican epic is perfectly pretty.

December 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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