121 mins
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Annette Bening and Jodie Foster star in this underdog tale based on the remarkable true story of marathon swimmer Diana... More

Where to watch Nyad

Nyad is available to stream in the United Kingdom now... More on Netflix.

Nyad | Ratings & Reviews

"Even people who may have mixed feelings about the real Diana Nyad will be mesmerised by the fierce and fearless performance of Annette Bening."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"While a dedicated Bening gives her all in a tough, physically demanding role... it’s Foster who steals the film with a fine reminder of her easy charisma."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"One of the great Annette Bening roles."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Immersive and stirring."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Bening is the best she has ever been."


"You wish you could bottle the chemistry these two venerated actresses bring to their roles."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Audiences want to see Diana Nyad succeed, but the pleasure of the experience comes from watching actors become these characters."


"It is quite the tale of heroism and courage in the face of adversity... But that is all diluted with so many things at play."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Annette Bening’s fierce performance... trumpets the arrival of awards season."

The Irish TimesThe Irish Times

"A stirring, if conventional, tale of dreams and determination."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"“You’re never too old!” can get awfully trite."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Vasarhelyi and Chin... clearly have a gift for mining extreme sports for suspense and excitement."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The co-directors with their experience in sports documentaries create the style, the pacing, the excitement; the performances and Julia Cox’s tight script create the humanity."


"The film is arguably, at times, more docudrama than drama, but ultimately all the better for it."

The TimesThe Times

"A by-the-numbers biopic buoyed by two stirring lead performances."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

Nyad | Details

15, infrequent child sex abuse
Adventure, Drama, Sport, True Story & Biography
Country of origin
Netflix Original