A River Runs Through It 1992

Critics score:
83 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Caryn James, New York Times: Here are two things I never thought I'd say: I like a movie about fly fishing, and Robert Redford has directed one of the most ambitious, accomplished films of the year. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: This may work for you if you settle at the outset for a nostalgic, all-American mood piece. Read more

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James Berardinelli, ReelViews: This has the feel of something genuine: sweet, touching, and sentimental. Read more

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. Read more

Time Out: Leave your preconceptions about fishing at the door: you'll be caught hook, line and sinker. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: A skilled, careful adaptation of a much-admired story. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: In its determination to emphasize character and thoughtful content over formulas and facile sensationalism, it's a movie that's proudly out of step with Hollywood trends. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: It doesn't hurt matters that the story's set in one of the world's most beautiful corners -- rendered in pre-twilight glows by cinematographer Philippe Rousselot. Read more