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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24

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  1. Jan 9, 2011
    10
    This movie is great. Awesome performances by the entire cast, especially Tom Skerrrit. The music is fantastic, and really fills the movie with emotion. Beautiful story and script. This is a complete movie that everyone should see.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Hollis Chacona
    78
    A pure cinematic distillation of Maclean's words, it is by turns austere and vibrant, disconsolate and joyful.
  2. 60
    An admirable if frequently soporific 1992 adaptation of Norman Maclean's account of life in Missoula, Montana.
  3. 88
    Redford and his writer, Richard Friedenberg, understand that most of the events in any life are accidential or arbitrary, especially the crucial ones, and we can exercise little conscious control over our destinies.