The Bridges Of Madison County

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. For those who don't already know -- there must be four or five...read more

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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. For those who don't already know -- there must be four or five of you -- it's about an Iowa housewife who's swept off her feet by a hypermasculine but sensitive photographer. Little happens here apart from a long, slow buildup to

sentimentalized coitus, but there's no denying the sheer screen presence of these two 500-lb. gorillas of pop culture.

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: 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 s… (more)

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