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Based on 37 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    If it's ultimately a failure -- and I think it is -- it's still worth seeing, because it's the most ambitious and magnificent failure in recent memory. That, in a sense, qualifies it as a certain kind of "good movie." show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Glossy or not, the movie is unflinchingly tough-minded, down to its Hollywood-weepy ending, which, if you think about it, may be the year's gloomiest. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Yet dramatic energy is in short supply. The actors move about this elaborate movie museum in a modified dream state, as if living in the present while rooted in the past. But the strategy doesn't work. It's an imitation of lifelessness. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The movie is, start to finish, candy-colored angst. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    May be the year's most derivative film, but it's also the most original. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert are called on to play characters whose instincts are wholly different from their own. By succeeding, they make their characters real, instead of stereotypes. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    There's an incongruous but ravishing beauty in Far From Heaven, and in its three excellent central performances, that counteracts the seeming kitschiness of the story. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Easily the best American film so far this year, Far From Heaven is close to perfect. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Perhaps the year's most daring and fully realized movie, is a pitch-perfect re-creation of '50s melodramas, showcasing a four-hankie performance by a peroxided Julianne Moore. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    This is a love letter from one auteur to another that doesn't feel like a term paper. Instead, Far From Heaven is an honest-to-God drama with resonance all its own. show more

  • April 10, 2011 EASTENDSTEVE
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    carefully made,mellowdramatic mock mush. kubrik did this boldly, before it was cool.. Tom Ford could have done it with less kitch.

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