• Released
  • December 2, 1999
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Drama
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94

Mr. Showbiz

Rereading Greene's book, one is struck anew by the absolute perfection of the film's casting.
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88

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Splendid acting helps Jordan achieve most of his goals, although some may find the romantic and religious elements an uneasy mixture.
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Without a hint of sanctimony, it is a love story as much about soul as heart.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The affair itself, in its genteel way, does catch fire, but it's the end of the affair that needs to move us to rapture, and the movie, instead, just drifts away.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Many of the right elements -- the '40s look, the melodrama, the love that transcends reason.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The immaculately crafted film that just sits there and refuses to come to life.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Rather prosy until its final third. Then it grabs you with unexpected force.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Its impression lingers in the mind, giving the film a longer half-life than it would otherwise deserve.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This is the kind of movie in which even the sex scenes are soulless.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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