• Released
  • June 2, 1995
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 15 min
  • Drama

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
To say that Eastwood, who directed, has done a first-rate job of adaptation fails to do him justice. What he's brought off is closer to alchemy.
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By James Berardinelli
A beautiful film, not only in the way it was photographed, but for the manner through which the characters are revealed to us.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is easy to analyze the mechanism, but more difficult to explain why this film is so deeply moving.
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The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
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.
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By Angie Errigo
Streep and Eastwood's chemistry makes the film.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
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.
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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.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
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.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
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]
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San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Director Eastwood favors naturalism and sometimes the effort to reproduce what it is like to meet someone new bogs the picture down irreparably.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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