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  • Summary: Set after World War I, India and Walter Bridge (Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman) find their values clashing with their three children.
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  1. Mr. and Mrs. Bridge is wise and funny and just a little bit scary. Though it's an adaptation, it has the manner of a true original.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    88
    What fills the screen is not heightened melodrama, but a series of stark, sometimes painfully poignant vignettes that reflect the oppressive stasis of their lives.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    80
    Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is an affecting study of an uppercrust Midwestern family in the late 1930s.
  4. It marks a new artistic peak for director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
  5. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is watchable but also stiff and remote.
  6. 60
    It's respectful but not particularly vigorous or enlightening.
  7. Reviewed by: Monty Smith
    40
    It's hard to imagine that even a documentary on the apparently harmonious marriage of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward -a union established in 1958 and still going strong - could be duller than this stodgy addition to the Merchant-Ivory menu of good taste.

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