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Farewell, My Lovely Reviews

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
May 6, 2011
Watching this movie has approximately the same effect as being locked overnight in a secondhand clothing store in Pasadena. There is an awful lot of dust and, after a while, the dummies look as if they are moving.
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Variety Staff
October 27, 2008
Despite an impressive production and some firstrate performances, this third version fails to generate much suspense or excitement.
Scott Renshaw
Apollo Guide
September 10, 2002
| Original Score: 68/100
Ashley Norris
February 5, 2013
What you have here is a very solid film that zings as well as zigs and zags to keep you guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
"Farewell, My Lovely" is a great entertainment and a celebration of Robert Mitchum's absolute originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Adam Lippe
October 9, 2011
Like the noir bible says, the only time Marlowe gets actual rest is when he's knocked out by some unseen party, always waking up surrounded by a corpse or two.
Victoria Alexander
July 25, 2004
Terrific casting, terrific noir thriller.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
Mitchum makes a perfect Marlowe.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
December 18, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 18, 2004
A romantic detective story starring Robert Mitchum that harkens back to a time when even gumshoes had their own moral code
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 20, 2004
The film's success lies in Mitchum's hard-boiled portrayal of Marlowe.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dragan Antulov
February 10, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Eder
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It's as if someone had put pillow springs, power-steering and a tape deck into a classic racing-car. It is still handsome and it still goes, but it is a handsome mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2003
Truly fine neo-noir compares favorably with the 1944 version.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
September 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The film's triumph is Mitchum's definitive Marlowe, which captures perfectly the character's down-at-heel integrity and erratic emotional involvement with his cases.

TV Guide
May 6, 2011
An affectionate adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel that beautifully evokes the seamy side of 1940s Los Angeles via superb production design and the same period atmosphere cinematographer Alonzo previously evoked for Chinatown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

May 6, 2011
As movie makeovers go, this is a worthy effort, and thanks to Mitchum's presence, electric entertainment.
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