A Farewell to Arms Reviews

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Steve Rose
Guardian
May 29, 2014
A fascinatingly awkward first world war epic - dated, yet bracingly modern.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Asch
Little White Lies
May 29, 2014
Borzage effaces his leading man completely - what must Hemingway have thought? - the better to conflate passion and passivity, and you're borne right along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
May 26, 2014
Lacks the raw gusto of the book but beautifully played by its two leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
May 26, 2014
Cooper was never more handsome, and the chemistry between him and Hayes glows from the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 5, 2013
Great tragic romance about soldier and nurse in World War I is still a landmark film.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 4, 2010
Noted by many as the best film version of a Hemingway novel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 16, 2008
The first Hemingway novel made into a Hollywood film is also one of the better ones due to Gary Cooper's star turn and Borzage's stylized helming, even if a happy ending was imposed against the author's wishes and protests.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine
July 28, 2006
Cooper and Hays bring Borzage's liking for towering, vulnerable men and tiny, tough women to its visual apotheosis (her head barely reaches his armpit when they walk).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 31, 2004
It's not as good as the book, but it succeeds in its own right, which is really all I ask of adaptations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 16, 2003
Read the book
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
September 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
August 11, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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New York Times
January 28, 2006
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May 24, 2003
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Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
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