Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)
Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) (2010)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 23, 2010
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2011
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Well-acted but plodding...

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Anne Billson
The Arts Desk

Carion's film covers an astonishing amount of geographical and narrative ground and juggles three languages -- Russian, French and English -- but never loses its way.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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...

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Carion might have found a more artful way to dramatize the case's geopolitical impact, but this is still pretty interesting stuff.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Authentic tension and characters make for a refreshingly humanistic take on spies and espionage.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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David Hines
Dallas Morning News

This cool, understated French thriller might just become one of the best film-based excuses to escape the swelter of summer.

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Eric Melin

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Serguei Kostine's book 'Bonjour Farewell' serves as the source of the historical moments of one of the most important fractures in the Cold War… More
Walter M.
"Farewell" starts in 1981 Moscow where Pierre Froment(Guillaume Canet) steps away from his daughter's dance recital because he says he… More
Ross Collins
Modern take on the cold war spy thriller genre. Works really thanks to the odd-ball couple of Emir Kusturica and Guillaume Canet, plus the director has penchant… More
Bill Cavros
The soviets leaderships inability to believe-in and the reinvest in there their own R&D was the real end of there reign and the falling of the wall. Emir… More
Jennifer Xu
I guess, if you're into this sort of thing, it could be called a good movie. I don't have much to say about this one. It's...subtle? I was just… More
Kyle S
A very solid and competent political and historical thriller.