Columbia Pictures | Release Date: October 9, 1992 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 21 Critics
Positive:
15
Mixed:
6
Negative:
0
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100
Robert Redford's sensitive, unhurried movie of A River Runs Through It is so faithful to the book that it becomes that rare thing - a beautiful celebration of the power of literature. [09 Oct 1992]
100
A tasteful, richly textured, exquisitely nostalgic drama that carries with it an enormous emotional punch. [09 Oct 1992]
75
The story is told handsomely and affectingly with images, facial expressions and body language. [16 Oct 1992]
75
It's difficult to imagine a better film adaptation of Maclean's work. [16 Oct 1992]
75
It's perfectly admirable, absolutely controlled, and fully understandable. [09 Oct 1992]
70
Whatever the movie's failings, it had enough poignancy and beauty to make me want to find out what was missing. [08 Oct 1992]
63
Though Maclean's bedrock prose is perfection in print, the film may be another case (like actor Redford's "The Great Gatsby") in which text defies translation. [09 Oct 1992]