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Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) Reviews

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered
November 11, 2013
Authentic tension and characters make for a refreshingly humanistic take on spies and espionage.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Eric Melin
June 5, 2011
Keeping the story focused on the personal sacrifices of the two men involved [is] a smart strategy because it makes their secret correspondence even more fraught with danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 27, 2011
Carion's film admirably resists overselling the material: it's an adult espionage film, with no comic-book theatrics. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 27, 2011
Directed by Christian Caron, Farewell is full of great cinematic moments...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
May 26, 2011
This witty and gripping thriller is really worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Norm Schrager
May 8, 2011
... a history lesson that's occasionally monotone, but has moments of narrative depth and color.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Victoria Alexander
May 4, 2011
Fascinating little-known spy story.
May 2, 2011
An intriguingly low-key Cold War thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
May 1, 2011
It is a richly intriguing tale about high intrigue, though at times a trifle uncertain...
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 29, 2011
The story of friendship and sacrifice is told in an unfussy, old-fashioned manner but director Christian Carion creates some tense moments and secures game performances...
Cath Clarke
April 28, 2011
This is a satisfyingly sober thriller, almost melancholy in tone - and as morally complex as a John Le Carré novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
April 28, 2011
It's a compelling story of how one disillusioned idealist helped change the world - and all for a Sony Walkman and some Queen cassettes!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alice Levick
Little White Lies
April 28, 2011
The tale of a truly fascinating but little-known espionage operation is told with panache and a dynamic central pairing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 28, 2011
Makes for a more original thriller than most, with the saving graces of irony and humour.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
April 28, 2011
Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a fascinating and gripping story that packs a powerful emotional punch, thanks to a pair of terrific central performances from Guillaume Canet and Emir Kusturica.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
April 27, 2011
A French thriller based on fact...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
April 27, 2011
Well-acted but plodding...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
April 26, 2011
Slightly underpowered as an espionage thriller, this is nonetheless a fascinating story told with real panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
April 26, 2011
Carion delivers a tight, tense and tragic package of the personal and political entwined, with Kusturica's huge presence at its soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paj Sandhu
October 22, 2010
It loiters somewhere within the void of movie limbo, destined to be lost amongst all the other films where an interesting idea failed to translate onto the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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