Swimming with Men Reviews

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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 6, 2018
Although the film has no grand cinematic ambitions, its unsensationalized focus on these aging bodies invites welcome kindness.
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.
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.
July 9, 2018
The film moves quite easily from bittersweet tones to feel-good larkiness, in jaunty but formulaic style.
July 9, 2018
Parker draws perfectly pitched performances from his well-chosen cast.
July 5, 2018
Comedian Brydon gains our sympathy as Eric, a bored accountant with a sagging marriage and a growing and inexplicable feeling of panic about his life in suburbia.
July 5, 2018
Even if the script is relentlessly simplistic, hitting all of the usual plot points like clockwork, the characters are so engaging that it's difficult to remain cynical.
July 5, 2018
It isn't as funny as we want it to be but Swimming With Men does eventually deliver the rousing finale that we always know it will.
July 5, 2018
There's a throwback quality to Swimming with Men, an ensemble Britcom that's near-unthinkable without the success 20 years ago of The Full Monty.
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