Farewell, My Lovely
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine
"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."
‑ Richard Eder, New York Times
"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."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
"The film's success lies in Mitchum's hard-boiled portrayal of Marlowe."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Truly fine neo-noir compares favorably with the 1944 version."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Despite an impressive production and some firstrate performances, this third version fails to generate much suspense or excitement."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
""Farewell, My Lovely" is a great entertainment and a celebration of Robert Mitchum's absolute originality."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"As movie makeovers go, this is a worthy effort, and thanks to Mitchum's presence, electric entertainment."
‑ , Film4
"Terrific casting, terrific noir thriller."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"Mitchum makes a perfect Marlowe."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"What you have here is a very solid film that zings as well as zigs and zags to keep you guessing."
‑ Ashley Norris, HeyUGuys
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A romantic detective story starring Robert Mitchum that harkens back to a time when even gumshoes had their own moral code"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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