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  • Summary: More people choose to end their lives at the Golden Gate Bridge than anywhere else in the world. The Bridge offers glimpses into the darkest, and possibly most impenetrable corners of the human mind. The fates of the 24 people who died at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004 are linked together by a 4 second fall. (IFC) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    The film avoids theorizing about why the bridge should exert such a hold over the imaginations of suicides all over the world, but Steel's dramatic cinematography, particularly the distorted telephoto shots that make the bridge loom even larger than it already does in life, provide one answer.
  2. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    75
    This is one movie that's guaranteed to linger in your mind after you leave the theater, whether you want it to or not.
  3. 75
    A serious, wrenching and oddly poetic documentary.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Compelling result is handled with enough dignified artistry to quell most fears of exploitation.
  5. The Bridge crosses a disquieting line.
  6. Despite the proficient technique, after a while you may feel you're watching a particularly scenic snuff film.
  7. This is a new form of obscenity that might be called suicide porn. It's not just the voyeuristic surveillance that's obscene, but the use of suicide footage as counterpoint to other stories as they're told. Steel shows no special insight into the subject, though even that couldn't justify such hideousness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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