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Based on 19 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
San Francisco Chronicle
Something kicks in about two thirds in, and Far and Away becomes exhilarating. [22 May 1992]
Chicago Tribune
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]
Wall Street Journal
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]
Even at its hokiest, Far and Away is never less than heartfelt.
USA Today
The old seems old - but the result isn't unpleasant, and moviegoers just might go for it. [22 May 1992]
Far and Away is a movie that joins astonishing visual splendor with a story so simple-minded it seems intended for adolescents.
Far and Away looks like an epic, but it lacks flavor and texture. It's so predigested there's nothing left to chew on.
Boston Globe
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]
Far and Away plays like a theme park attraction: viscerally exciting but detached, impersonal and dull.
There is a richness to Far and Away that seems wasted on its simple love story straight out of "It Happened One Night."
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
It's just a shrunken case of large-screen aspirations wedded to a small-screen mentality. [22 May 1992]

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