Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a little film getting tons of buzz. And now it has its very own (extra long) One Minute Review. Have a look.
And checkout the One Minute Review of Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods.
Wow. No comments. Guess no one wants to salmon fish.
But you don’t even like salmon.
Arab guys in kilts will not save you.
Great review, Thomas. Thank you.
Thanks for this review, which reminded me that I haven’t discussed this film with anyone since seeing it. I went into the theater expecting to really like this movie, particularly since it starts with such a great, interesting title. Overall, I completely agree with your take on it, Thomas, especially the part about rooting against a marriage. I couldn’t root for the romance because it came at the hands of people not fighting for their marriage, and that was really obvious in this film, which distracted quite a bit for me from enjoying it. Overall, I thought the film had potential to be pretty great but didn’t deliver as well as I was hoping it would.
Salmon-fishing Arabs, you say? Wearing kilts in Monty-Pythonesque scenes with Jackie-Chan-type improvised weapons? What’s not to like?
Bummer about the marriage bit.
Enjoying all of your reviews, especially your ability to discuss positives and negatives for each choice.
Twice a year I go to the movies alone. A little treat to myself. I saw this movie on one of my movie nights. I haven’t been back to the movies since for fear of wasting $10 and two hours of my life on another terrible film. That is my ten second review
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This is the one minute biography of Father Thomas McKenzie. He's the inimitable host of the One Minute Review and the pastor of Church of the Redeemer in Nashville, Tennessee. Also, he has samurai swords. We highly recommend this priest.