Hemingway & Gellhorn Reviews

Page 2 of 3
June 1, 2020
C+ is for camp, which this movie, unfortunately, is too often. It also loses marks for length -- 115 minutes. Even the most hardcore fans would struggle through to the end on this one.
June 1, 2020
Nicole Kidman is radiant as the young Gellhorn, but breathtaking when playing the elder woman. Clive Owen makes a good fist of bringing Hemingway to life, though there's some vital edge missing.
June 1, 2020
It's that kind of movie: a two-fer, HBO-knowing and big-star biopic-corny.
June 1, 2020
Stellar production, famous leads. What's missing? Heart.
June 1, 2020
That this rich, impressively ambitious film says far more about Martha Gellhorn than about Ernest Hemingway was inevitable.
May 29, 2020
With a more aesthetically-capable filmmaker at the helm and a stronger script to work with, we may have seen a sleeker, more polished film with a deeper understanding of Hemingway and his intellect.
May 29, 2020
Unconscionably long and so bad it's utterly hilarious.
May 29, 2020
Kaufman makes a stylistic choice that sinks the movie... It was likely the only way to keep the film under budget, but it doesn't work as a visual trick because you are constantly made aware of the film's artifice, but not for purpose.
May 29, 2020
Anchored by Owen and Kidman, and delivered with a larger than expected scope by Kaufman... Hemingway & Gellhorn may not be literary, but it's a satisfying accomplishment.
May 29, 2020
Hemingway & Gellhorn is dominated by its stars, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, both of whom attack their roles with a hearty bravura and over-the-top enthusiasm that lets you know how fired up they were to do this movie.
May 29, 2020
A movie for people who love old bookstores but perhaps don't own very many books.
May 29, 2020
Hemingway & Gellhorn's daft romanticization of its subjects proves central to its overwrought sense of self. This is the kind of film where the protagonists consummate their affair while Fascists are shelling their hotel.
May 29, 2020
For a two-and-a-half-hour-plus biopic, it was maddeningly, irresistibly watchable. Every time I thought I was going to throw in the towel, the film simply took off in a fresh direction and I was hooked all over again.
May 29, 2020
Kaufman's film, despite some flaws, captures the intensity of their story and pulls us in with the irresistible force of a great, doomed love story.
May 29, 2020
The film is as smart and sexy as it is extravagantly silly; its silliness is knowing and affectionate.
May 29, 2020
Kidman is terrific in certain scenes and merely very good in others... But for the most part, she rivets one's attention, lifting the entire enterprise by her presence.
May 29, 2020
Whatever else Hemingway & Gellhorn is, it isn't Merchant-Ivory or Masterpiece Theater period drama, rich in decorum; it's closer to a Joe Eszterhas high-testosterone psychodrama--the Showgirls of the Lost Generation.
May 29, 2020
It's a disheartening misfire: a big, bland historical melodrama built on platitudes about honor and the writing life that crams in actual figures and incidents but does little to illuminate them, or to make us care about the romance at its center.
May 29, 2020
Philip Kaufman's epic HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn is old-fashioned, corny as hell and not above using cliché. None of these characteristics is necessarily a bad thing, especially if the filmmakers know they are employing them.
July 2, 2018
"I do not see myself as a footnote to someone else's life," Kidman says in the movie's final minutes. The preceding two and a half hours beg to differ.
Page 2 of 3