A River Runs Through It


Action / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 46051


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Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Young Norman
Brad Pitt as Paul Maclean
Robert Redford as Narrator
871.66 MB
23.976 fps
2hr 3 min
P/S 4 / 30

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hughman55 5 / 10

Boredom runs through it, and through it, and through it...

It took me 26 years to get around to watching this film. I should have waited another 26 years. I tried to figure out what was going on in 1992 when this film was released that could possibly contextualize it into something interesting. I couldn't think of a thing. It's not merely slow. It's empty.

Reviewed by kevinjshay 10 / 10

Life is cruel but certain moments make it worthwhile

"At that moment I knew, surely and clearly, that I was witnessing perfection. He stood before us, suspended above the earth, free from all its laws like a work of art. And I knew, just as surely and clearly, that life is not a work of art, and that the moment could not last."

This is among my favorite films. The photography is moving, unforgettable, etched in my mind. The writing passages are almost as memorable. The story pits two brothers growing up in small-town Montana, trying to break from an overly religious father. One rebels more than the other, and you know tragedy is not far. Though their views lead them to drift apart, their lives stay intertwined. It's a film about family bonds, capturing the moments, and the injustices, the inanities of life. It reminds me that life is cruel, but there are moments, however fleeting, that make it worthwhile.

Reviewed by Raven-1969 10 / 10

Touching and Gorgeous

"It is those we are closest to that elude us," said Norman Maclean "yet we can still love them completely." This touching, gorgeous and true story of love, loss, grace, nature, fly-fishing, laughter and art is about Norman's life in rural Montana nearly 100 years ago. The story revolves around three things that Montanans are never late for; church, work and fishing. Paul is Norman's fiercely independent, impulsive and confident younger brother. Norman and his family try to come to terms with Paul's simultaneous attraction and elusiveness.

Since the film release 25 years ago I spent seven years in and around Montana. Each time I hiked through the abundant forests of the state I felt like the luckiest person in the world. This beautiful film captures the magic I felt. The film audience is immersed in the splendor and wonder of Montana's waterfalls, wily trout, sparkling sunlight, towering mountains and forests, and river sounds, currents and rhythms.

There is great depth, richness and wonder to this true story. This applies to both the natural and human elements that, as Norman maintains, merge into one. "Stories of life are more like rivers than books," he says. Souls are restored and imagination is stirred in listening to the river. This is the best film Robert Redford has been a part of. Brad Pitt begins his rise to stardom here, and the other actors are just as good. Norman writes about Missoula and the Blackfoot River, yet the film was shot in and around Bozeman, a similar, nearby and equally beautiful setting.

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