The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées)

2019

The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées)

Critics Consensus

The Shiny Shrimps traffics in cliche, but for fans of inspirational underdog stories, the results may be too uplifting to resist.

72%

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Total Count: 25

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Movie Info

Matthias, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV. His punishment : coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water polo team. They have only one thing in mind : to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete. It's the start of a bumpy and joyful ride... Faster, Higher, Stronger.

Cast

Nicolas Gob
as Matthias Le Goff
Pierre Samuel
as Bertrand
Camille Thomas-Colombier
as Entraîneur Matthias
Yvon Back
as Président de la Fédération Française de Natation
Sonia Hell
as Touriste femme
Philippe Ohrel
as Homophobe
Cédric Le Gallo
as Organisateur Gay Games
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Critic Reviews for The Shiny Shrimps (Les Crevettes pailletées)

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (7)

  • [T]he movie has plenty to say, and is best when debating the limits of free speech and contemporary identity politics (an argument about trans competitors in sport is particularly sharp).

    Sep 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • This moderate film treads water without getting anywhere.

    Sep 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • What keeps the whole thing from flying off the rails is the directors' command of tone and the sincerity of Gob's performance...

    Jun 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Although this is an entirely fictional story, it's still laced with the small snippets of experience that elevate it beyond a simple, feel-good fantasy.

    Sep 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5
  • What comes as more of a surprise is how protracted it is, how many rather tired gay stereotypes are celebrated along the slow-moving way, and how poorly it compares with its obvious synchronised swimming counterparts, Swimming With Men and Sink Or Swim.

    Sep 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The Shiny Shrimps has a rambunctious, carnivalesque quality, but it's also full of crude cliches and stereotypes.

    Sep 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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