SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS follows four children who dream of escaping from the tedium of a summer holiday. When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they arrive, they discover they may not be alone and a desperate yet whimsical battle for ownership of the island ensues, where both skill and luck play a hand. Simultaneously, the dangers of an adult world, on the brink of war, encroach on their paradise and intertwine with their lives, in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner. The children must ban together from both groups, learn skills of survival, responsibility, and the all-important value of friendship to save a family member. Steeped in the wonder of a child’s imagination and set against a breath-taking backdrop, this is an exhilarating adaptation of a treasured classic.

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Trailers

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Clip: Prepping to Sail

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
26 Ratings
26 Ratings

94% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.7/10
  • Fresh 32
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: Swallows and Amazons honors its source material with a beautifully shot drama whose nostalgic glow is enhanced by winning performances and a timeless story.

Information

Studio
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Released
Copyright
© 2016 Secret Harbour Films Limited/ British Broadcasting Corporation/ the British Film Institute

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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