Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)
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Engaging, emotional and riveting, "Farewell" is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history -- about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece of history -- largely unknown until now, "one of the most important espionage cases of the 20th century."
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

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"Well-acted but plodding..."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"A smart and suspenseful thriller, but one that's grounded in the reality of the world we all live in -- whether we're spies or engineers."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Authentic tension and characters make for a refreshingly humanistic take on spies and espionage."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
"Directed by Christian Caron, Farewell is full of great cinematic moments..."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Fascinating little-known spy story."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"The movie earns its tension and suspense the old-fashioned way: By making you care about its characters, who live in a recognizably real world..."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Carion might have found a more artful way to dramatize the case's geopolitical impact, but this is still pretty interesting stuff."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Keeping the story focused on the personal sacrifices of the two men involved [is] a smart strategy because it makes their secret correspondence even more fraught with danger."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"This witty and gripping thriller is really worth a look."
‑ Roz Laws, Birmingham Post
"An intriguingly low-key Cold War thriller."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"In the high-noon finale, the personal and the political have an effectively tense showdown, with the double-crosses and getaways we expect from a good espionage flick."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"This cool, understated French thriller might just become one of the best film-based excuses to escape the swelter of summer."
‑ David Hines, Dallas Morning News
"Carion's film admirably resists overselling the material: it's an adult espionage film, with no comic-book theatrics. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"... a history lesson that's occasionally monotone, but has moments of narrative depth and color."
‑ Norm Schrager, Filmcritic.com
"It is a richly intriguing tale about high intrigue, though at times a trifle uncertain..."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
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