Swimming with Men

Coming to Cinemas 28 February 2019

A man (Rob Brydon) in a mid-life crisis finds joins an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team in this British comedy.


Directed by

  • Oliver Parker('An Ideal Husband', 'Dorian Gray', 'Johnny English Reborn')

Written by



Rating: M Offensive language


Empire (UK)


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.

The Independent (UK)


It isn't as funny as we want it to be but Swimming With Men does eventually deliver the rousing finale that we always know it will.

The Times (UK)


Yes, synchronised swimming has finally got the comedy that nobody thought it needed.

Screen International


Once you get past the novelty of seeing a bunch of blokes flailing about in swimwear, the comedy seems a little thin (which is more than you can say for many of the cast).

The Guardian


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.

The Telegraph (UK)


There's a throwback quality to Swimming with Men, an ensemble Britcom that's near-unthinkable without the success 20 years ago of The Full Monty.