Fisherman's Friends

Fisherman's Friends

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Fisherman's Friends

A London music executive is pranked into signing a group of shanty-singing fishermen in this feel-good, true-story comedy drama.

In a remote Cornish village for a stag weekend, fast-living music executive Danny (Daniel Mays, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) finds himself signing the unlikely local outfit (led by James Purefoy). After being successfully wooed by Danny, the 10-piece band go on to a achieve a top ten hit with their Universal Records debut.

2019Rating: M, Coarse language112 minsUK
ComedyDramaTrue Story & Biography
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Moviemakers don't have much time for lives that can't be neatly divided into three acts and reality rarely obliges. In this case, however, truth really is stranger than fiction for the basic facts of the story are harder to believe than the made-up bits.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Like the "fishermen" becoming a real catch in a world of manufactured pop, Friends will be a welcome throwback to those who yearn for the British comedies of decades past.

3.0
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The Times

The Times

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A jaded formula and hoary clichés slowly strangle the goodness out of this sweet and cuddly true-life tale of Cornish fishermen turned chart-topping pop stars.

2.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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It's a tale that lends itself more naturally to an item on breakfast TV than an entire feature film.

2.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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This gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability, helped by big-hearted performances from a cast including Daniel Mays and Tuppence Middleton.

3.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Wearisomely predictable and parochial in its outlook.

1
Independent

Independent

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Fisherman's Friends is a formulaic but thoroughly amiable and upbeat British comedy with a flavour of Ealing Studios and The Full Monty about it.

3.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Moviemakers don't have much time for lives that can't be neatly divided into three acts and reality rarely obliges. In this case, however, truth really is stranger than fiction for the basic facts of the story are harder to believe than the made-up bits.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Like the "fishermen" becoming a real catch in a world of manufactured pop, Friends will be a welcome throwback to those who yearn for the British comedies of decades past.

3.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

A jaded formula and hoary clichés slowly strangle the goodness out of this sweet and cuddly true-life tale of Cornish fishermen turned chart-topping pop stars.

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It's a tale that lends itself more naturally to an item on breakfast TV than an entire feature film.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability, helped by big-hearted performances from a cast including Daniel Mays and Tuppence Middleton.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Wearisomely predictable and parochial in its outlook.

1
Independent

Independent

press

Fisherman's Friends is a formulaic but thoroughly amiable and upbeat British comedy with a flavour of Ealing Studios and The Full Monty about it.

3.0
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