A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying life circumstances in the untamed west of Montana in the 1920's.
Variety Staff A skilled, careful adaptation of a much-admired story.
Jonathan Rosenbaum This may work for you if you settle at the outset for a nostalgic, all-American mood piece.
Peter Travers Redford's movie is too little show and too much tell.
Hal Hinson 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.
Desson Thomson 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.