On a Clear Day
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Frank is a hard-working 55 year-old, respected in his local community, who suddenly finds himself without a job. For the first time in his life, Frank is without direction. When his friend Danny jokes that on a clear day he could swim to France, an idea is planted in Frank's mind. Concealing his plans from his loving wife Joan, Frank determines to put his life back together by attempting the ultimate test of endurance -- to swim the English Channel. In so doing he cements a broken relationship with his grown up son.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The recycled spectacle of yet another downsized U.K. working-class type being reduced to an act of feel-good against-all-odds crowd-pleasing redemption."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Clear Day isn't terribly engaging."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"A satisfying 92 minutes."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"On a Clear Day isn't so much a bad film as it is a thoroughly familiar and unnecessary one."
‑ Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic.com
"Flawed by moments of sitcom humour, On A Clear Day still manages to tell an engaging story about men, work and friendship."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"The wonder here, if not the redemption, is that so many toil so hard to make this saccharine stuff palatable."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The movie reaches for an emotional climax that is simply beyond the filmmakers' grasp."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"There is much warmth and reconciliation in the final act, indicative of the movie's goodheartedness."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"One thing that sets On a Clear Day apart from other, like-minded films -- besides its spectacular Scottish location footage -- is the first-rate cast."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Fans of Mullan's more intense work will find this soft and all-too maudlin."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"... despite its familiarity, it works, mostly on the strength of a fine performance by the Scottish actor Peter Mullan."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"A lesser film, kindhearted, a wee bit weepy and a wee bit trite."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"There's an audience for this sort of mush, but don't count me in the mix."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Unlike my colleagues, I wiped my eyes instead of rolling them, and I'm hoping you will too. Worth seeing indeed."
‑ Angela Baldassarre, Sympatico.ca
"The social, economic and personal stresses don't seem very surely addressed by the big swim."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
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