Far and Away (1992)
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In the 19th century, an impoverished Irish tenant farmer and his ruthless landlord's ambitious daughter journey together to America, seeking to join the Oklahoma land rush, in this epic drama. During their trip West they overcome numerous setbacks and reluctantly begin to fall in love.
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Critic Reviews for Far and Away
Away isn't for cynics, providing an authentic rush of experience that makes the effort feel huge, even when it details the smallest interests of the heart.
Poorly written and simplistically acted, the film also shows little chemistry between real-life couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
An enjoyable, highly-romantic, somewhat witty film
Overblown would-be epic of the Western frontier.
Overlong Ron Howard epic with Cruise and Kidman.
An old-fashioned film carried into our hearts with breathtaking scenery, a swelling soundtrack, and large-scale dramatic happenings.
Well, it WAS better than "Days of Thunder"... sort of.
You don't really "buy" any of it in a believable way, but I say it still works as period-piece spectacle.
Audience Reviews for Far and Away
The accents of the leads are horrible and the plot is quite silly at times but the film is entertaining enough to be bearable.More
Pleasant film, if you're of Irish ancestry. Nothing is really special about the film. Some of the acting is vapid, the costumes are nothing special, but I do like the sound track.More
This might have been one of the first movies I had ever seen, so my eight-year-old, limited-English-speaking self enjoyed it at least. Upon rewatch, I was disappointed to find its total puke-in-my-potato-and-leek-soup schlock-value. The stereotypical, opposites attract characters - Tom Cruise's rough bruiser, Nicole Kidman's fiery aristocrat, Robert Prosky's burdened rich man - John Williams' by-the-book, authentically inauthentic score, and Tom's authentically inauthentic accent (which is at least consistent).More
I really wonder why on earth this was made. Absolutely terrible. Not only were the main two miscast, their accents were atrocious and the script seemed to have been a first draft written by a over-zealous newbie. Far too long and so boring I was close to falling asleep. The only thing I really liked was the core situation of the two (running away to an 'unknown' land) and Cruise. Even then I wouldn't bother watching it again. Total no go zone.More
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