A River Runs Through It Synopsis
Minister's (Tom Skerritt) sons (Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt) grow up different, fly-fishing in Montana.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
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...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Redford and his writer, Richard Friedenberg, understand that most of the events in any life are accidential or arbitrary, especially the...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a beautifully-shot film, and director Robert Redford (who also provides the voice-over narration) has paid painstaking attention to...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The story is told handsomely and affectingly with images, facial expressions and body language. [16 Oct 1992]
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's perfectly admirable, absolutely controlled, and fully understandable. [09 Oct 1992]
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Whatever the movie's failings, it had enough poignancy and beauty to make me want to find out what was missing. [08 Oct 1992]
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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.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
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...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In relying on narration, Redford's movie is too little show and too much tell.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
A River Runs Through It emerges as hopelessly middle-brow-the kind of diluted, prettified art traditionally associated with PBS and the...
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A River Runs Through It

By jwelch5742
It was excellent film. It had great cinematography....

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Beautifully filmed movie about family has mature themes.
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