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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Even those who despised the original novel should not have trouble stomaching Bridges, while the novel's fans will find the film -- despite some additions -- generally true to what they perceive to be the book's spirit. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Richard LaGravenese's flashback script craftily tones down Waller's wind, adds a germane subplot and strengthens the novella's framing device. [02 Jun 1995, p.D1] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is easy to analyze the mechanism, but more difficult to explain why this film is so deeply moving. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A beautiful film, not only in the way it was photographed, but for the manner through which the characters are revealed to us. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    Robert Waller's inexplicably colossal bestseller is transferred to the screen with more art than it deserves, but neither old-fashioned Hollywood craftsmanship nor the massive star power of Eastwood and Streep can compensate for the story's intellectual slightness and emotional implausibility. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The film version, competently directed by Clint Eastwood and beautifully acted by Meryl Streep, isn't about to mess with a popular formula - this is a straight-up adaptation as faithful as a fawning spouse. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Director Eastwood favors naturalism and sometimes the effort to reproduce what it is like to meet someone new bogs the picture down irreparably. show more

  • 80
    Angie Errigo Empire

    Streep and Eastwood's chemistry makes the film. show more

  • 80
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    The strength of Eastwood’s Bridges is in its patience, and how it lets the love story develop from start to finish, even though the audience knows from the beginning the broad strokes of what’s going to happen. show more

  • 78
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Bridges is another example of Eastwood's remarkable economy of style as both a director and an actor. It is neither his best work nor his worst, though it is a fascinating exploration. show more

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