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The Bridges of Madison County

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Clint Eastwood

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About the Movie

Academy Award and Golden Globe-winners Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Space Cowboys") and Meryl Streep ("The Devil Wears Prada," "A Prairie Home Companion") star in this romantic drama based on the best-selling novel that captured America's heart. While passing through a small Iowa town, a photojournalist meets a farmer's wife and they share a brief, secret, romantic interlude that profoundly shapes the rest of their lives. From executive producer and Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Steven Spielberg ("Letters From Iwo Jima," "Flags of Our Fathers"), written by Academy Award and Emmy-nominee Richard LaGravenese ("Freedom Writers," "The Fisher King") and directed by Eastwood. Meryl Streep's performance in this film earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 57
  • Fresh: 51
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Limited by the vapidity of this material while he trims its excesses with the requisite machete, Mr. Eastwood locates a moving, elegiac love story at the heart of Mr. Waller's self-congratulatory overkill. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Oct 27, 2008

Fresh: Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, as Waller's tenderly plaintive heartland lovers, are so visually and spiritually right they seem to have walked right off the page. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 31, 2013

Fresh: Madison County is Eastwood's gift to women: to Francesca, to all the girls he's loved before -- and to Streep, who alchemizes literary mawkishness into intelligent movie passion. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Given the intelligent restraint of the treatment, this is about as fine an adaptation of this material as one could hope for... – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Bridges of Madison county

This movie is absolutely amazing, for only having a cast of mainly two people it draws you into their lives and you don't realize that your only watching two people throughout the whole movie! This goes to the awesomeness of The quality of the actors! Streep and Eastwood are superstars who not only draw you in but make you want "adultery " to not be wrong!


This movie is amazing! As others said, there are pretty much only two characters throughout but you won't even notice because this movie consumes you. I could watch this over and over.

Bridges Of Madison County

I loved this movie! The music is beautiful, and the characters are awesome! I am a Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep fan, die hard. It reminded me of a relationship I was in. You will laugh, cry, and it will touch your very soul.