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Far From Heaven Reviews

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April 1, 2014
The actors move about this elaborate movie museum in a modified dream state, as if living in the present while rooted in the past. But the strategy doesn't work. It's an imitation of lifelessness.
November 15, 2002
The movie has the sense of being embalmed, or pickled.
February 17, 2003
You still should see it for the performances, even if you cringe at what they have to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2003
Next time, here's hoping Todd Haynes remembers the difference between a feather and a sledgehammer.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2002
A rather bland exercise in technically skilled, ultra-sophisticated high style whose serious points fade before the flash of the director's ultimately thin conceit
November 19, 2002
Deliberately and devotedly constructed, "Far from Heaven" is too picture postcard perfect, too neat and new pin-like, too obviously a recreation to resonate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2004
A recriação do estilo de Douglas Sirk é interessante, mas soa como mero artifício de Haynes. Já a subtrama envolvendo Quaid (e a bela atuação deste) engrandecem o filme.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2002
Far From Heaven is the sort of film the term "ambitious failure" was coined for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2004
An ignorant, false, bigoted, boring, pretentious film that could have been made by Eisenstein in the Kremlin under Joseph Stalin in 1938.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
February 16, 2004
An arid, faux-antique melodrama done in the style of 1950s director Douglas Sirk....Lacks a heart, or at least one with a measurable pulse.
April 1, 2014
[Haynes'] discomfiting ability to get under the puritanical skin of the US is hampered here by the confines of imitative homage.
December 3, 2002
[It uses] 50s pop-ideology as an excuse to point at big issues from safe distances.
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November 4, 2002
To me, the movie just didn't go anywhere.
| Original Score: 4/10
November 5, 2002
Far From Heaven just may be the most fitting title in the history of film, because, before it's over, it will leave most of the audience feeling closer to Hell than they have in a long, long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
December 26, 2002
Todd Haynes thinks that he pays homage to Sirk when he's really just making the subtle more obvious. Far From Heaven really needs a shot of modern deconstruction to be worth anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2002
Todd Haynes' treacly melodrama makes a point. What is it?
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March 24, 2003
It might seem strange to say this but in reviewing Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven I almost wish that I were not so familiar with Douglas Sirk's oeuvre.
September 5, 2002
Despite the terrific look and perfectly pitched performances by leads Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert, there's a camp undercurrent that keeps interfering with any real dramatic impact.
September 15, 2002
Lacks bite and copies too much from what has come before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 7, 2002
A viciously misogynist and heterophobic minstrel show, where one-dimensional characters behave in what's the most offensive manner possible.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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