Hemingway & Gellhorn Reviews

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June 26, 2020
Hemingway & Gellhorn, for all its awkwardness as historical drama, is never less than interesting to watch, and sometimes captivating.
June 3, 2020
Hemingway and Gellhorn couldn't have more wrong with it if it tried. And that's tragic because it does one thing -- and one thing only -- so very right that it deserves to be seen... Rescuing Martha Gellhorn from a pitiable damnation of history.
June 3, 2020
Despite this narrative unevenness, Stahl and Turner's sharp, literary script -- buoyed by Kidman and Owen's stellar turns -- keeps Hemingway & Gellhorn afloat.
June 3, 2020
The movie builds a persuasive case for the trailblazing Gellhorn, who worked while Hemingway played. She didn't see herself as a footnote in his life, and this enjoyable movie makes sure she isn't.
June 3, 2020
It features passionate love scenes, intense images of violence and heart-wrenching emotional moments. It's also often painfully melodramatic and hopelessly predictable despite depicting a (mostly) true story.
June 3, 2020
It may be too much to ask for a TV movie based on historical personages with such tumultuous lives to show some restraint. Then again, "too much" isn't a bad way to sum up the problems of Hemingway & Gellhorn.
June 1, 2020
There are too many moments when Hemingway & Gellhorn is hard to take seriously and too many performances that fail to make an impact. Ultimately, it leaves you hoping that someone can still serve Gellhorn's memory with a much better film.
June 1, 2020
Kidman manages quietly to evoke something else of this ferocious, aging journalist -- an underlying and unsettling degree of disappointment and hurt.
June 1, 2020
Kidman's Gellhorn, who periodically narrates the story from the future, reflects that they were "good together in war" and had no idea what to do without it. Neither, in a way, does the film
June 1, 2020
Kidman practically swaggers through the role, channeling Lauren Bacall to such a degree that I almost expected her to ask co-star Clive Owen if he knows how to whistle.
June 1, 2020
Though it is clearly based on research, with dialogue that scavenges the principals' own writing, it is never quite believable, either as history or drama.
June 1, 2020
An overlong period piece that's earnest and handsome, true, but strangely inert, and perhaps because Ernest Hemingway's larger-than-life persona is so familiar, frequently feels stilted and cliched.
June 1, 2020
Writers Jerry Stahl and Barbara Turner's arch dialogue suggests an attempt to re-create a film noir or a Bogey-and-Bacall dynamic, but the two end up sounding more like "Bullwinkle's" Boris and Natasha.
June 1, 2020
Get past the first hour and you've got a helluva good tale.
June 1, 2020
Woozy and often intoxicating.
June 1, 2020
In almost every instance, the script and direction settle for the simplest, dullest explanation of its main characters' behavior, even when that's in direct contradiction of something mentioned earlier.
June 1, 2020
Hemingway and Gellhorn is a gigantic missed opportunity, a jaw-droppingly trying waste of time. Don't let the fancy names in the cast fool you: This is a stupid, stupid movie.
June 1, 2020
Tonally inconsistent, poorly directed (and that's hard for me to say given my love for some of Kaufman's work), and structurally flawed, Hemingway & Gellhorn is just a mess.
June 1, 2020
Unless you're a Hemingway completist -- and it turns out I'm not -- your regrets will likely be fewer if you skip the two hours and 40 minutes-long Hemingway & Gellhorn.
June 1, 2020
Kidman is a certain Emmy nominee and probable winner for this role while Owen might well be invited along for the ride. But she's the one who steels and steals this picture.
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