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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • PG-13
  • 1h 47m
  • 2012
Fresh66%
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Ewan McGregor (Beginners) and Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) star alongside Oscar©-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Amr Waked (Syriana) in this extraordinary, beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love and of an attempt to prove the impossible, possible. Directed by Oscar©-nominee Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) and written by Oscar©-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), this feature film is based on Paul Torday’s acclaimed novel about a scientist who looks to fulfills a sheikh's dream of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to his homeland in Yemen. It is produced by Paul Webster (The Motorcycle Diaries) and executive produced by Jamie Laurenson, Stephen Garrett, Paula Jalfon, Zygi Kamasa and Guy Avshalom.
© 2011 Yemen Distributions Ltd., BBC and The British Film Institute. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh66%
Critics Consensus: Quirky and a little reserved, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is nonetheless a charming little romantic drama sold by some strong central performances.
Reviews
Time Out
Guy Lodge
Rotten

The stars are endearing enough to keep things tolerable, though you may wonder why even McGregor's...

June 22, 2017
Miami Herald
Connie Ogle
Fresh

Hallstrom shores up his film with a terrific cast that can often make up for the parts that sag un...

June 22, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Calvin Wilson
Fresh

It's an engaging love story that should appeal to moviegoers with a flair for the offbeat.

June 22, 2017
Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald
Fresh

Only Scott Thomas, biting off all her sentences like a piranha, rescues "Salmon Fishing" from bein...

June 22, 2017
Arizona Republic
Bill Goodykoontz
Fresh

A charming little movie.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Quirky romance mixes politics, charm; fine for teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a quirky romance with a mish-mash of themes that includes love, international relations, faith, war, marital infidelity, and fishing. Overall the movie has a genteel feel, and though there's some salty language (including "ass," "bastard, and one use of "f--k"), it's not excessive. Expect some kissing and a couple of love scenes that imply sex, though there's no graphic nudity. There's also some social drinking and smoking, and use of a gun by an attempted assassin.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Release Date:March 9, 2012
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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