Far and Away
Far and Away (1992)

In the 19th century, an impoverished Irish tenant farmer and his ruthless landlord's ambitious daughter journey together to America, seeking to join the Oklahoma land rush, in this epic drama. During their trip West they overcome… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 23, 1998
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Away isn't for cynics, providing an authentic rush of experience that makes the effort feel huge, even when it details the smallest interests of the heart.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

An enjoyable, highly-romantic, somewhat witty film

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An old-fashioned film carried into our hearts with breathtaking scenery, a swelling soundtrack, and large-scale dramatic happenings.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Intense, treacly Cruise-Kidman immigrant epic.

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Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press

Overblown would-be epic of the Western frontier.

Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

Well, it WAS better than "Days of Thunder"... sort of.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Poorly written and simplistically acted, the film also shows little chemistry between real-life couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Overlong Ron Howard epic with Cruise and Kidman.

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

You don't really "buy" any of it in a believable way, but I say it still works as period-piece spectacle.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
The accents of the leads are horrible and the plot is quite silly at times but the film is entertaining enough to be bearable.
Sophie Burgess
I really wonder why on earth this was made. Absolutely terrible. Not only were the main two miscast, their accents were atrocious and the script seemed to have… More
Christian C
Pleasant film, if you're of Irish ancestry. Nothing is really special about the film. Some of the acting is vapid, the costumes are nothing special, but… More
Apeneck Fletcher
The Irish take part in the Oklahoma Land Rush with Cruise and Kidman our representative couple, she from the landed gentry and he one of her father's… More
Alice Shen
This might have been one of the first movies I had ever seen, so my eight-year-old, limited-English-speaking self enjoyed it at least. Upon rewatch, I was… More
Kase Vollebregt
Ron Howard's 'Far and Away' is nothing different than other films you've seen before in this genre. It feels neither fresh or revolutionary.… More

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