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Swimming with Men (12A)

Drama, Comedy

A man joins an all-male amateur synchronised swimming team.


The critical consensus

Despite a strong cast, promising premise and a timely attempt to explore male neurosis, 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.

**(*)(*)(*)Liz Beardsworth, Empire Online, 05/07/2018

Undemanding but gamely performed dramedy.

***(*)(*)Angie Errigo, The List, 01/07/2018

This is yet another of those feel-good fables in which characters at the end of their tethers find redemption through an unlikely sport or hobby.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 05/07/2018

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.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 05/07/2018

Light, relevant and funny.

****(*)Paula Smith, Review Sphere, 02/07/2018

Swimming With Me is reminiscent of The Full Monty, its feelgood climax landing with a welcome, if gentle, splash.

**(*)(*)(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 08/07/2018

Where and when?

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday July 20, 2018, until Tuesday July 31, 2018. More info: www.dca.org.uk

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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