A Farewell to Arms Reviews

June 12, 2019
Helen Hayes takes the movie, wraps it up, and carries it home with her.
May 29, 2014
A fascinatingly awkward first world war epic - dated, yet bracingly modern.
May 29, 2014
Borzage effaces his leading man completely - what must Hemingway have thought? - the better to conflate passion and passivity, and you're borne right along.
May 26, 2014
Lacks the raw gusto of the book but beautifully played by its two leads.
May 26, 2014
Cooper was never more handsome, and the chemistry between him and Hayes glows from the screen.
August 5, 2013
Great tragic romance about soldier and nurse in World War I is still a landmark film.
October 4, 2010
Noted by many as the best film version of a Hemingway novel.
February 16, 2008
The first Hemingway novel made into a Hollywood film is also one of the better ones due to Gary Cooper's star turn and Borzage's stylized helming, even if a happy ending was imposed against the author's wishes and protests.
July 28, 2006
Cooper and Hays bring Borzage's liking for towering, vulnerable men and tiny, tough women to its visual apotheosis (her head barely reaches his armpit when they walk).
September 25, 2005
August 11, 2005
October 31, 2004
It's not as good as the book, but it succeeds in its own right, which is really all I ask of adaptations.
September 5, 2003