Legend Films | Release Date: July 28, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
75
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Generally favorable reviews based on 31 Critics
Positive:
26
Mixed:
5
Negative:
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100
Girl on the Bridge, with its doomed art-house romanticism and echoes of Fellini, may not be the deepest piece of filmmaking out there now, but it is easily the most intoxicating. Take the leap.
100
Paradis sizzles in a star-making role that gleams like one of Gabor's blades. She's a spellbinder.
91
It's a film of sneaky power, peculiar delights and, finally, the ability to dazzle.
90
Simply, one of the year's best films.
88
Paradis is a most striking subject, but the movie is a winner as well, starting with a story full of black-comic possibilities exploited fully by the great French director Patrice Leconte.
75
Romance, intrigue and old-fashioned movie glamour make a dazzling return in Girl on the Bridge, Patrice Leconte's sumptuous love story with a razor-sharp edge.
75
Leconte turns up the erotic heat in the most gorgeously photographed black-and-white film since Wim Wenders' sublime "Wings of Desire."
75
It's surprising how much of the old mood Leconte manages to recapture, how sumptuous he makes the black-and-white cinematography and timeless Parisian and Mediterranean settings look.
75
I'd take a chance on it anyway, even if it stumbles and loses its way.
72
(Paradis) delivers what might be the most affecting film performance ever given by a supermodel.
63
As the sexual tension builds -- and it becomes intense, culminating in a highly suggestive knife-throwing scene more erotic than if the actors had been having explicit physical contact -- Girl takes you on a thrilling ride.
63
Has a silly, insouciant glamour often employed to sell hair conditioners and perfume.