Swimming with Men

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.)

2018Rating: M, Offensive language97 minsUK
Comedy
96%
want to see

Streaming (1 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Predictable, but quirky & charming

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
The Times

The Times

press

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

2.0
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
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.

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
Stuff

Stuff

press

Fun, but forgettable viewing.

3.0
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).

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

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
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
The Times

The Times

press

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

2.0
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
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.

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
Stuff

Stuff

press

Fun, but forgettable viewing.

3.0
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).

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

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
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

Predictable, but quirky & charming

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