Far and Away
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In this epic Ron Howard film, Joseph Donelly (Tom Cruise) is an impoverished 19th-century Irish tenant farmer who has recently lost both his father and his home to the agents of his unscrupulous landlord. On a mission to avenge his family's injustice at the hands of the ruthless land baron Joseph meets the landlord's daughter and the two run off to America together where the girl expects to claim a piece of land for herself in the Oklahoma Land Rush. After she is robbed on the boat that carries them to America, they arrive with nary a penny and struggle just to keep their heads above… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"An enjoyable, highly-romantic, somewhat witty film"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"An old-fashioned film carried into our hearts with breathtaking scenery, a swelling soundtrack, and large-scale dramatic happenings."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Intense, treacly Cruise-Kidman immigrant epic."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"Overblown would-be epic of the Western frontier."
‑ Michael H. Price, Fort Worth Business Press
"Well, it WAS better than "Days of Thunder"... sort of."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"Poorly written and simplistically acted, the film also shows little chemistry between real-life couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Overlong Ron Howard epic with Cruise and Kidman."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"You don't really "buy" any of it in a believable way, but I say it still works as period-piece spectacle."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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