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  1. 90
    A scrupulous and impeccably acted account of the fallout from a family secret.
  2. 90
    It has all the virtues of fine stage drama: narrative economy, honest emotion, and characters so closely defined that the most pedestrian encounters between them are revelatory.
  3. Remarkable for its seamless ensemble performances.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Sensitive directorial bow by editor Wiebke von Carolsfeld and solid performances lend conviction if not quite distinction to the drama Marion Bridge.
  5. 70
    Story of small triumphs and everyday sorrows is never maudlin or sentimental.
  6. This Canadian film is extraordinarily low-key, considering the explosive secrets the sisters unearth, but that is part of its strength.
  7. 50
    An earnest, if dreary little Canadian domestic drama.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. ChadS.
    Jun 18, 2007
    When the family's dark secret is finally revealed, it's a shock, because the way Louise(Stacy Smith) and Rose(Marguerite McNeil) treat their younger sister is not what you'd expect. Agnes(Molly Parker), you would think, deserves a free pass to act as wayward as she wants to be. You would be doing coke and drinking like a fish too with a father like Agnes'. There's never an open discussion if the family's patriarch acted inappropriately with the two older girls. "Marion Bridge" is so low-key, the viewer may overlook this fact. Is "Marion Bridge" too quiet? Perhaps. We're talking about incest here. But the anger is there. If quiet is the new loud, throwing a bible out an open window after Agnes reads to their dying mother, has more volume than shouting. Expand

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