General Information

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Released Year: 2008
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directors: Gurinder Chadha
Writers: Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges
Casts: Georgia Groome, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Karen Taylor, Alan Davies, Eleanor Tomlinson, Georgia Henshaw, Manjeeven Grewal, Kimberley Nixon, Sean Bourke, Tommy Bastow, Liam Hess, Eva Drew, Steve Jones, Imogen Bain, Ingrid Oliver
IMDB: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) - IMDB

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IMDB Rating: 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.9

Reviews

75
ReelViews - James Berardinelli
It's not a stretch to say the movie works in large part because of the charm and sparkle of the three leads: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
75
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
You can have a reasonably nice time at Salmon Fishing in the Yemen if you accept that it's the tidiest movie imaginable to ever say that falling in love is like swimming upstream.
70
Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey
The film has a grand cast, with Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked at the center of this very clever tale of modern eco-issues intertwined with old-style political intrigues and New Age romance.
63
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
This perhaps sounds like a hilarious movie. So it could be, in the hands of the masters of classic British comedy. Unfortunately, the director is the Swede Lasse ("Chocolat"), who sees it as a heart-warming romance and doesn't take advantage of the rich eccentricity in the story.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)


A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.