Swimming with Men

Swimming with Men


Rob Brydon (The Trip) finds a surprising solution to his mid-life crisis—joining an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team—in this British comedy. Based on a true story which was adapted into French comedy Sink or Swim, released within a year of this film. (Confusing, we know.)

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The basic plotline may be fairly predictable, but the journey is well worth taking. A motley crew of misfit characters and a generous sprinkling of humour make this film a heart-warming and fun watch.

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  • 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. Full Review

  • It isn't as funny as we want it to be but Swimming With Men does eventually deliver the rousing finale that we always know it will. Full Review

  • Yes, synchronised swimming has finally got the comedy that nobody thought it needed. Full Review

  • 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). Full Review

  • This film floats, but, like a synchro-swimmer doing the "egg beater" leg movement, it needs a fair bit of strenuous activity to keep it upright. Full Review

  • There's a throwback quality to Swimming with Men, an ensemble Britcom that's near-unthinkable without the success 20 years ago of The Full Monty. Full Review

  • Although the film has no grand cinematic ambitions, its unsensationalised focus on these aging bodies invites welcome kindness. Full Review

  • While predictable and a bit flat, it's still an underdog sporting flick, which is the very best kind, so while hardly memorable Swimming with Men manages to be pleasant viewing. Full Review