The Way We Were
The Way We Were (1973)

In 1937 spit-fire Katie Morosky briefly meets the preppy Hubbell Gardiner. Almost eight years later, the two are reunited in New York, when leftist radio worker Katie spies military officer Hubbell in a nightclub. The two opposites fall in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 19, 1973
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A distended, talky, redundant and moody melodrama.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's easy to forgive the movie a lot because of Streisand. She's fantastic.

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The politics are relegated to the background, and what is left is a commercially astute weepie.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

A for effort; C for execution.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Old-fashioned sudser.

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TV Guide

An engrossing, if occasionally ludicrous, hit tearjerker with Pollack, Streisand, and Redford doing a good job of bringing Arthur Laurents' script to the screen.

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Time Out

With the script glossing whole areas of confrontation (from the communist '30s to the McCarthy witch-hunts), it often passes into the haze of a nostalgic fashion parade.

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Emanuel Levy

In Pollack's schmaltzy romantic melodrama, real politics is in the background (of course), but the movie is enjoyable as a star vehicle for its handsome stars, Redford and Streisand in their only film together, not to mention Hamlisch's melodic tone.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Sentimental but not overly smaltzy

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Alice Shen
This movie starts out with heated sociopolitical debate and a great feminist role model, but then brassy, independent Katie devolves into Overly Attached… More
Aj V
Although the acting is good in this movie, especially Redford, the story is long, slow, and boring. It has some good scenes, but overall it annoyed me.… More
Jim Hunter
Set against the background of political turmoil, a radical and a milquetoast writer fall in love. A saccharine love story, when this film succeeds it's… More
Dean McKenna
Wonderfully classic and slow-moving romantic film with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford that rediscovers the magic, the music and the memories cannot be… More
Cassie Hill
Saddest romantic movie you'll ever see. Redford and Streisand have beautiful performances as they star in this romantic classic from the 70s set in the… More
jay nixon