Swimming with Men

Swimming with Men

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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.)

2018Rating: M, Offensive language97 minsUK
Comedy
96%
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The Times

The Times

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

2.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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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.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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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.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Fun, but forgettable viewing.

3.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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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).

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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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.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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You don't need a pair of diving goggles to see where all this is going.

0
Independent

Independent

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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.

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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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.

2.0
0

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.

4.0
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The Times

The Times

press

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Fun, but forgettable viewing.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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).

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

You don't need a pair of diving goggles to see where all this is going.

0
Independent

Independent

press

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.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

2.0
0

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.

4.0
0