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Based on 32 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Its impression lingers in the mind, giving the film a longer half-life than it would otherwise deserve. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This is the kind of movie in which even the sex scenes are soulless. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Rather prosy until its final third. Then it grabs you with unexpected force. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Many of the right elements -- the '40s look, the melodrama, the love that transcends reason. show more

  • 94
    Mr. Showbiz

    Rereading Greene's book, one is struck anew by the absolute perfection of the film's casting. show more

  • 88
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Splendid acting helps Jordan achieve most of his goals, although some may find the romantic and religious elements an uneasy mixture. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Without a hint of sanctimony, it is a love story as much about soul as heart. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Few recent movie romances have a more chilling and peculiar feel -- and a more sobering aftertaste -- than Neil Jordan's heart-rendingly cold adaptation of Affair. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    The End of the Affair's masterfully heartbroken final scene is scarier in its nightmarishly wry suggestion of ill fate than anything that ever happened on Elm Street. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If the movie were not so downbeat and its literary pedigree so distinguished, the resolution would be soap opera. show more

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