Farewell, My Lovely
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

This remake of the 1944 film, 'Murder, My Sweet,' also based on the Raymond Chandler novel, concerns private eye Philip Marlowe's attempts to locate Velma, a former dancer at a seedy nightclub and the girlfriend of Moose Malloy,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 29, 1999
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

Watching this movie has approximately the same effect as being locked overnight in a secondhand clothing store in Pasadena. There is an awful lot of dust and, after a while, the dummies look as if they are moving.

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Richard Eder
New York Times

It's as if someone had put pillow springs, power-steering and a tape deck into a classic racing-car. It is still handsome and it still goes, but it is a handsome mediocrity.

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Adam Lippe
Examiner.com

Like the noir bible says, the only time Marlowe gets actual rest is when he's knocked out by some unseen party, always waking up surrounded by a corpse or two.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Despite an impressive production and some firstrate performances, this third version fails to generate much suspense or excitement.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Farewell, My Lovely" is a great entertainment and a celebration of Robert Mitchum's absolute originality.

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Film4

As movie makeovers go, this is a worthy effort, and thanks to Mitchum's presence, electric entertainment.

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Time Out

The film's triumph is Mitchum's definitive Marlowe, which captures perfectly the character's down-at-heel integrity and erratic emotional involvement with his cases.

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Ashley Norris
HeyUGuys

What you have here is a very solid film that zings as well as zigs and zags to keep you guessing.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An affectionate adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel that beautifully evokes the seamy side of 1940s Los Angeles via superb production design and the same period atmosphere cinematographer Alonzo previously evoked for Chinatown.

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