Universal Pictures | Release Date: May 22, 1992 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
49
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 19 Critics
Positive:
8
Mixed:
8
Negative:
3
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A somewhat simple-minded, overwrought mock epic. [22 May 1992]
50
Far and Away is a throwback to the handsome but stodgy historical romances Hollywood used to make, and it can at least be said that it's more ambitious than most of what we'll see this summer. [22 May 1992]
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]
50
It's strong as can be in terms of production values and panoramic photography (as befits its $70-million budget) and weak as watery tea when it comes to little things like dialogue and character development. [22 May 1992]
75
Something kicks in about two thirds in, and Far and Away becomes exhilarating. [22 May 1992]
75
It is entertaining and eye-filling enough to appeal to a mainstream male audience. [22 May 1992]
0
It's just a shrunken case of large-screen aspirations wedded to a small-screen mentality. [22 May 1992]
63
The old seems old - but the result isn't unpleasant, and moviegoers just might go for it. [22 May 1992]
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]