Swimming with Men Reviews

May 1, 2019
A missed opportunity that unfortunately can't save itself from drowning
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
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 4, 2018
Aiming for charm but instead coming across as hopelessly forced, Swimming with Men barely manages to stay afloat.
August 22, 2018
Swimming with Men wants to be The Full Monty, but despite the likeable Brydon and others, it's about as funny as a verruca.
July 9, 2018
Not much in the current film makes sense.
July 8, 2018
A more likeable hero might have made us a bit more forgiving.
July 8, 2018
It's easy to lose patience with Eric's particular problems, the result of a lack of self-awareness.
July 6, 2018
Yes, synchronised swimming has finally got the comedy that nobody thought it needed.
July 6, 2018
One can't help but feel it's a missed opportunity - not just to say something of note about masculinity, but to convey the true vagaries of middle age.
July 6, 2018
Unfortunately the jokes did not write themselves, and no one else got round to writing them either.
July 6, 2018
Forget diving straight into the deep end, as this is one of the most shallow comedy experiences in quite some time.
July 6, 2018
It's an unusual misstep for Brydon.
July 5, 2018
Swimming With Men is let down by slight characterisation, by-the-numbers plotting and heavy-handed jokes that desperately need arm bands. A missed opportunity.
July 5, 2018
Feel-good is declared the winning tone within minutes. The rest of the film is just splashing around in the shallow end.
July 5, 2018
The film is prosaically directed by Parker, and while Brydon can be a wonderful, understated actor, he can't bring depth to Eric because Eric has no depths, and he can't bring life to a script that is neither trenchant nor witty.
July 4, 2018
You need a sense of humour like a charity shop, bursting with good will, to laugh at Swimming with Men.
July 2, 2018
Once you get past the novelty of seeing a bunch of blokes flailing about in swimwear, the comedy seems a little thin (which is more than you can say for many of the cast).