DVD Talk concludes:
One of the truly great classical Hollywood tearjerkers is the beautifully quiet, tragic Waterloo Bridge. Vivien Leigh, fresh off her triumph in Gone With the Wind, is luminously lovely and sad, while Robert Taylor was never better as the life-loving officer who falls for Leigh at first sight. Straightforward melodrama not condescended to, with equal parts romance and tragedy combined for a heavy swoon effect. I highly, highly recommend the hushed, gentle, lovely Waterloo Bridge.TCM has an overview. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics review of 80% and an audience score of 88%.