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Based on 35 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 21 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The film's emotional complexities don't allow for much of the canned sentiment that normally gets dished out in romantic dramas; what emerges instead, over several reels, is endearingly tender and complicated. show more

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    The side story about Muslim extremists is a little ham-handed for a film that otherwise exercises such restraint. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    If all this sounds like too much whimsy to bear, be forwarned. There is whimsy everywhere. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The cast gives it all a good go, and pip-pip and all that for noticeable intelligence and a bit of the old British satire. Yet Salmon Fishing takes patience and rewards with no bite. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie has a hard time wrapping up its love story without feeling forced, however game the cast. Viewers won't be able to say they weren't given what they came for, but they might feel unsatisfied all the same. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    When the recessive style works with the characters and the kooky international-incident story, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen has an absorbing, old-fashioned sweetness. show more

  • 80
    Ella Taylor NPR

    The crisply sweet banter and the halting intimacy that grows between two shy people with a common goal more than makes up for a wildly implausible plot. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

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

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's not a stretch to say the movie works in large part because of the charm and sparkle of the three leads: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas. show more

  • October 15, 2012 ry00000000130254
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    Movie went on a pretty slow pace. Overall, okay movie. 3/5.

  • September 06, 2012 ph00000000129128
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    A great movie far different from action & sci-fi movies. One of my favorite movie .

  • August 03, 2012 jackd1207
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    Excellent entertainment.

  • June 28, 2012 goldrushca
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    Wonderful movie enjoyed by both my husband and I. Well acted, beautiful scenery, and imaginitive story line. We would even see it again. A real 10+++++

  • June 10, 2012 jpviel
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    Totally delightful. Best movie this year yet

  • May 05, 2012 lorienyc
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    Absolutely Lovely & Charming Feel Good Film!!! LOVED IT!! Critics missed BIG TIME on their reviews on this one!! SEE IT!!

  • April 24, 2012 PHYLLIS
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    Charming and very enjoyable.

  • April 23, 2012 Jac
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    Totally enjoyable, well done. The Brits are always good at making movies. Love happy endings.

  • April 20, 2012 Lorelle Briggs
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    loved this movie

  • April 14, 2012 doncski
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    Odd premise for a movie but it works. In the end, some might say that it was a chick movie around a weird premise but it was a guy that was in love this time and I, for one, could relate to his monotone marriage and a new direction in a new way of life that appreciated you being yourself. I think the director took a leap of \'faith\' making this moving and, as we know, faith works!

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