A Farewell to Arms
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fascinatingly awkward first world war epic - dated, yet bracingly modern."
‑ Steve Rose, Guardian
"Cooper was never more handsome, and the chemistry between him and Hayes glows from the screen."
‑ Philip Kemp, Total Film
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Read the book"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Borzage effaces his leading man completely - what must Hemingway have thought? - the better to conflate passion and passivity, and you're borne right along."
‑ Mark Asch, Little White Lies
"Great tragic romance about soldier and nurse in World War I is still a landmark film."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"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)."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Lacks the raw gusto of the book but beautifully played by its two leads."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Noted by many as the best film version of a Hemingway novel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's not as good as the book, but it succeeds in its own right, which is really all I ask of adaptations."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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