Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

107 mins
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Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas star in this romantic drama from the director of The Cider House Rules and... More

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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is available to stream in... More the United Kingdom now on Amazon Video and Apple TV Store.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen | Ratings & Reviews

"Tamer than the book and not as funny, this is Salmon filleted. But McGregor and Blunt make fetching lovebirds, while Kristin Scott Thomas is off the scale in a rare comic outing."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Only Kristin Scott Thomas channeling "In the Loop's" Malcolm Tucker offers a spark; the rest is simply hokum designed to land overly sentimental suckers hook, line and sinker."

Time OutTime Out

"It's only when it takes an unfortunate wrong turn from playful wit into the dramatic and sentimental - Hallström's speciality - that the movie starts to unravel."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"A surprisingly lush, endearing little film, in which a swelling sense of romanticism thoroughly banishes even the most far-fetched improbabilities."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"The comedy's farmed, not wild."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This is a rich subject for satire and sticking it to political bureaucracy. Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours) has mined Paul Torday's book for delicious nuggets about Western capitalism at war with Muslim culture."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"This perhaps sounds like a hilarious movie. So it could be, in the hands of the masters of classic British comedy. Unfortunately, the director is the Swede Lasse ("Chocolat"), who sees it as a heart-warming romance and doesn't take advantage of the rich eccentricity in the story."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"These are characters with whom it's a pleasure to spend a couple of hours."

New York PostNew York Post

"You can have a reasonably nice time at Salmon Fishing in the Yemen if you accept that it's the tidiest movie imaginable to ever say that falling in love is like swimming upstream."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"As awkward as McGregor's geeky hero and almost as confused as the titular plan, Salmon Fishing is still very likable if you're prepared to take the bait. And it might even be Scott Thomas' funniest turn since "Four Weddings And A Funeral.""

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"A smart, winning and comic, if at times bittersweet, treat."

Box Office MagazineBox Office Magazine

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