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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
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Film review: 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'

Las Vegas Weekly
30 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The title of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen implies a dry social-issue documentary or an esoteric art movie, not the gentle romantic dramedy starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt that it actually is.
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Film Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

7 March 2012
  • Excerpt: That unwieldy title isn’t the only obstacle creating an upstream box-office struggle for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, the latest film from veteran director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules). Even more problematic is a jarring shift in tone from offbeat romantic comedy to earnest,...
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Overall 6

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Empire Online
19 August 2013
  • Conclusion: As awkward as McGregor’s geeky hero and almost as confused as the titular plan, Salmon Fishing is still very likable if you’re prepared to take the bait. And it might even be Scott Thomas’ funniest turn since Four Weddings And A Funeral.
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Overall 4

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen review

18 April 2012
  • Summary: A shallow, insincere and far too sickly-sweet mode of storytelling undoes some quality character-building
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Overall 8

Expert Review

5 April 2012
  • Excerpt: "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is a film that's as original as its title. Adapted from the novel of the same name, it is a refreshingly imaginative and appealing cross-cultural narrative featuring warmly authentic performances from an extremely likeable cast.
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Overall 6

Salmon fishing in the Yemen

tros kompas
8 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Het klinkt als een goede grap: zalm vissen in een stoffige woestijn. Toch is ‘Salmon fishing in the Yemen’ eerder een romantisch drama dan een komedie. Een rijke sjeik uit Jemen vraagt de stoffige Britse visexpert Fred (Ewan McGregor) om het zalmvissen mogelijk te maken in zijn woestijnstaat.
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

21 May 2012