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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In relying on narration, Redford's movie is too little show and too much tell. show more

  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    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] show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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] show more

  • 70
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Whatever the movie's failings, it had enough poignancy and beauty to make me want to find out what was missing. [08 Oct 1992] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This is a beautifully-shot film, and director Robert Redford (who also provides the voice-over narration) has paid painstaking attention to detail. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The story is told handsomely and affectingly with images, facial expressions and body language. [16 Oct 1992] show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's perfectly admirable, absolutely controlled, and fully understandable. [09 Oct 1992] show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    Even set against the Sierra Club beauty of Redford's Montana, it's hard to get excited by fisherman casting their lines into the water. show more

  • 50
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    A River Runs Through It emerges as hopelessly middle-brow-the kind of diluted, prettified art traditionally associated with PBS and the Academy Awards. [09 Oct 1992] show more

  • August 14, 2011 bab3126
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    i WATCH IT EVERY TIME IT IS ON TV. LOVED IT. THE ACTORS WERE ALLO TOP NOTCH. ROBERT REDFORD SURE KNOWS WHAT IS GOOD AND KNOWS HOW TO PICK THE BEST ACTORS FOR THE PARTS. I HAVE SEEN IT AT LEAST TWENTY TIMES.

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