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August 20, 2010
Very very interesting.. The two hours (nearly) went by so swiftly!!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Nice to know what has REALLY been going on in this world!!!! Well done.
August 18, 2010
This is a fantastic movie, and so well told that the mix of characters, countries and languages is easy to follow. Plus a great production, with excellent acting/casting, and many beautiful scenes of Moscow. And what an important part of history...history that happened in this lifetime. Don't miss it!
August 13, 2010
I have to admit that I was not interested in seeing this film at all. My husband convinced me to give it a try and I was blown away with this film. It is engaging and gripping but does not over do it. There are no huge budgeted car chases or things blowing up, but the story pulls you in and does not let you go until the credits start to roll! SEE THIS FILM!!!!
August 08, 2010
Absorbing film from the first frame. I was mesmerized by this non-James Bondian spy story. There are no elaborate chases, but there is suspense. I realized at one point I had stopped breathing. It is not often that I can say that about any film. A must see.
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New York Magazine
As both men lie to loved ones to keep their exchange alive, the tension builds and becomes unbearable. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Farewell offers intrigue, simmering tension. Full Review
New York Daily News
Their mundane meetings underscore how easily secrets are leaked, but unfortunately, scenes of meetings between Presidents Reagan (Fred Ward) and Mitterrand seem hollow and naive. Kusturica and Canet are strong, though, as is Willem Dafoe as an American intel officer. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
The source of all this information was a real-life KGB agent, Vladimir Vetrov, code named Farewell, and with the usual adjustments for drama his story gets a respectable retelling in this nervy French production. Full Review
If taken merely as a vaguely historical spy thriller, Farewell is a dandy tale. Full Review