Swimming with Men Reviews

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May 1, 2019
A missed opportunity that unfortunately can't save itself from drowning
March 23, 2019
A very easy-to-watch comedy, very much in the tradition of those Ealing comedies that celebrated the English character ever-so-subtly.
March 22, 2019
It's a film for blokes who seek a bit of undemanding light entertainment.
March 21, 2019
Evidently trying (as so many movies of this ilk do) for a perky, Full Monty-type mood, Parker's latest doesn't quite get over the line, but you'll probably enjoy it anyway. Even the soggy bits.
March 18, 2019
A gentle, feel-good tonic to a hellish week at the office.
March 14, 2019
It's a sweet idea for a comedy, and it almost convinces you that it's as funny as it wants to be...It's hard to pick what's missing, but something certainly is.
March 12, 2019
Like The Full Monty and Calendar Girls, the protagonists of this gentle British comedy are unlikely heroes, especially in the context of baring flesh.
February 28, 2019
While predictable and a bit flat, it's still an underdog sporting flick, which is the very best kind, so while hardly memorable Swimming with Men manages to be pleasant viewing.
February 27, 2019
Swimming with Men works best when focused on the interplay between the team's contrasting characters.
December 14, 2018
The film manages to send you off smiling after an endearing post script...
Top Critic
December 11, 2018
There is nothing remarkable or consequential about it, but it's not a waste of time, either.
December 7, 2018
Between the shallow characters and the waterlogged script, the result is neither consistently amusing nor charming.
December 7, 2018
The ensemble work among the group of actors in Swimming With Men is very strong, with humorous asides, joshing, and banter that feels spontaneous (they are all very funny actors). But the film doesn't invest in them emotionally.
December 6, 2018
You don't need a pair of diving goggles to see where all this is going.
December 6, 2018
Although the film has no grand cinematic ambitions, its unsensationalized focus on these aging bodies invites welcome kindness.
December 6, 2018
What it needs is writing worthy of Brydon's talents, giving the main attraction a cinematic playground to explore, not a yellow line of cliché to follow.
December 5, 2018
Warm but predictable, men drown their sorrows then almost drown training for the Synchronised Swimming World Championships; I wish Oliver Parker and Gilles Lellouche, director of this year's Sink Or Swim, had filmed both their men's teams at the same one.
December 4, 2018
Aiming for charm but instead coming across as hopelessly forced, Swimming with Men barely manages to stay afloat.
November 17, 2018
Proof that there will always be an England. And it'll always be a tad twee.
September 17, 2018
It never outstrips The Full Monty, but for those looking for a gentle tale with an unashamedly romantic streak, this film should float your boat.
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