Far and Away

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Gene Siskel
    75
    Far and Away, a mildly old-fashioned romantic melodrama that has as many charming moments as embarrassing ones. Much of the charm is supplied by the earnest performances of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. [22 May 1992]
  2. San Francisco Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    75
    Something kicks in about two thirds in, and Far and Away becomes exhilarating. [22 May 1992]
  3. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Reviewed by: William Arnold
    75
    It is entertaining and eye-filling enough to appeal to a mainstream male audience. [22 May 1992]
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    70
    Somehow it works, in part because of the way director Howard keeps his crowded frames abustle with activity, in part because of the sheer indomitability with which his leading characters are endowed by the actors and by writer Dolman, but mostly because the movie takes enlivening chances with its material.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Handsomely mounted and amiably performed but leisurely and without much dramatic urgency.
  6. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Julie Salamon
    70
    Odd as it seems for a film built on such a grand scale, sweet is the operative word here, and that's not meant as an insult. [29 May 1992]
  7. 63
    Even at its hokiest, Far and Away is never less than heartfelt.
  8. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    The old seems old - but the result isn't unpleasant, and moviegoers just might go for it. [22 May 1992]
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 11, 2013
    10
    This movie is a extremely underrated movie and i am stunned to see all of the bad coments. This film has great ballance of comedy action andThis movie is a extremely underrated movie and i am stunned to see all of the bad coments. This film has great ballance of comedy action and romance. This movie is a personal favorite of mine. Full Review »
  2. KaseyS.
    Feb 15, 2010
    7
    Though it could have used tome editing, this was a solid effort for Ron Howard and Tom and Nicole. The thill of the ending makes up for some Though it could have used tome editing, this was a solid effort for Ron Howard and Tom and Nicole. The thill of the ending makes up for some parts that dragged a little. This movie is still remembered and will continue to be remembered. Full Review »
  3. JohnB.
    Nov 17, 2007
    8
    historically good & well-acted. You identify w/the actors very easily!