Focus Features | Release Date: November 8, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 37 Critics
Positive:
34
Mixed:
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Negative:
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Far From Heaven would have been one of the great American films of the '50s; it is certainly the finest American melodrama of our time.
90
Moore’s stunning, subtle performance as a woman trapped in the conventions of her time encapsulates the film’s brave, double-edged beauty.
89
Haynes brings the emotional underbelly to the surface, he also tricks up the visual surface with elaborate color schemes that provide unspoken clues regarding the characters’ frames of mind.
80
In short, Haynes is so smart, tolerant, and thoughtful that he has to be saved by his actors. Julianne Moore takes this picture further, perhaps, than anyone can have dreamed. [18 November 2002, p. 104]