Farewell, My Lovely - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Farewell, My Lovely Reviews

Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
October 27, 2008
Despite an impressive production and some firstrate performances, this third version fails to generate much suspense or excitement.
Top Critic

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.
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
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