Fisherman's Friends (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Fisherman's Friends (2020)



Critic Consensus: Fisherman's Friends charts a familiar course, but its feelgood charm and hook-filled soundtrack should be enough to reel viewers in.

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A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate 'fish out of water' as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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Critic Reviews for Fisherman's Friends

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The film wants to be as amiable as a drunken singalong, but it's too pushy to make you want to join in.

July 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Between predictable, commonplace plot turns and characterizations of music business types that are even more obnoxious than the norm, the movie's straining for effect is less than ingratiating.

July 23, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a cheering success story highlighting the homely pleasures and eccentricities of English village life.

November 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

March 15, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

March 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

March 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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