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Farewell, My Lovely Reviews

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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.
October 27, 2008
Despite an impressive production and some firstrate performances, this third version fails to generate much suspense or excitement.
September 10, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
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
July 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
July 25, 2004
Terrific casting, terrific noir thriller.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2003
Mitchum makes a perfect Marlowe.
| Original Score: 5/5
December 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2004
A romantic detective story starring Robert Mitchum that harkens back to a time when even gumshoes had their own moral code
November 20, 2004
The film's success lies in Mitchum's hard-boiled portrayal of Marlowe.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 10, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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
August 21, 2003
Truly fine neo-noir compares favorably with the 1944 version.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
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.
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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