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Metascore®Generally favorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
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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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]
A beautiful film, not only in the way it was photographed, but for the manner through which the characters are revealed to us.
It is easy to analyze the mechanism, but more difficult to explain why this film is so deeply moving.
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