For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Jake Cole's rating of the film The Bridges of Madison County

Eastwood meets his characters on purely human terms, from Francesca's restlessness to the final, ambivalent lessons of emotional compromise and settling. In between, a relationship starts and stops in four days, but it still has time to grow subtly from innocent displays of ingratiation to a passion that explodes in the couple's dissolution. This is Eastwood at his best.