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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
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
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 6, 2010
For me, this is the film everyone told me The Lives of Others was -- except this time I actually found it to be so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 10, 2010
The movie earns its tension and suspense the old-fashioned way: By making you care about its characters, who live in a recognizably real world...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
August 27, 2010
Despite the majority of the 113-minute running time consisting of dialogue-heavy talks between Grigoriev and Froment, the movie holds a fascination for the audience because it squarely puts the focus on the...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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