Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 17, 2013
    90
    Despite the pain, sadness and vast emotional upheaval depicted here, Bridegroom is also a movie filled with hope and passion, dignity and pride, and many stirring pockets of joy.
  2. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Oct 3, 2013
    90
    What Bridegroom celebrates is not simply gay rights; it’s the human spirit.
  3. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Oct 1, 2013
    90
    Without forcing the material into facile uplift, Bloodworth-Thomason still edges it into the realm of inspirational, never overplaying the anguish or soft-pedaling the bigotry at the heart of the story.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    This was the most heart-touching documentary I have ever seen in my life. It captures your full attention just the way it starts. Loved theThis was the most heart-touching documentary I have ever seen in my life. It captures your full attention just the way it starts. Loved the way how the story is narrated after it. I would be lying if I say I did not cry while watching this. I was sad for an entire week thinking how it must feel. Shane is very strong and his courage and strength inspired me very much. For me, Shane is the face of LGBT rights. Full Review »
  2. Oct 31, 2013
    10
    This is the most moving film I've watched in a long time. It was really touching and I'm not sure how I feel about the world after watching itThis is the most moving film I've watched in a long time. It was really touching and I'm not sure how I feel about the world after watching it partially inspired, partially saddened, but this film is definitely a conversation starter and a must watch. I wish Shane all the best and this film really captures the turmoil he went through with his partner's death. I hope Tom's parents come to their senses one of these days and realize how shameful their actions pre and post-death were. Full Review »
  3. Mar 30, 2014
    10
    This amazing documentary is at once both life affirming and heart breaking. It tells the story of Tom and Shane who genuinely come across asThis amazing documentary is at once both life affirming and heart breaking. It tells the story of Tom and Shane who genuinely come across as 'the perfect couple' only to have their idyll shattered by a tragic accident. The film traces the now all too familiar story that they, as gay men growing up, suffered at the hands of small town mentalities. Testimonies lovingly articulated by family and friends bear out that their six year relationship really was one that most people would aspire to. Events following the accident appallingly demonstrate how cruel and selfish the actions can be by the people who purport to love us the most, our parents!

    The film is a tear jerker of the first order and so the overly saccharine incidental music that creeps in from time to time isn't necessary as all the emotions are right up there on the screen. That said, however, there are some beautiful songs wonderfully integrated throughout which contribute to a film that will make your life all the richer for having seen it.
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