Hemingway & Gellhorn Reviews

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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 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
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
Get past the first hour and you've got a helluva good tale.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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