IFC Films | Release Date: October 27, 2006
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Generally favorable reviews based on 18 Ratings
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AndyMar 4, 2009
This is a powerful film. if you want to empathize with people who have severe mental illness and their families and friends then watch it. It's extremely moving. If you can't handle the concept of suicide, are judgmental about This is a powerful film. if you want to empathize with people who have severe mental illness and their families and friends then watch it. It's extremely moving. If you can't handle the concept of suicide, are judgmental about those who kill themselves, or are generally reluctant to acknowledge the dark side of the human experience then don't watch it. You won't like it and won't accept its premise. Expand
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RedFaceOct 28, 2006
The Unbelievable Footage of the Golden Gate Bridge combined with the tear-jerking and organized stories of 24 suicide victems make this movie not only powerful, beautiful and unfogettable, but they truely give the documentary Genre the #1 The Unbelievable Footage of the Golden Gate Bridge combined with the tear-jerking and organized stories of 24 suicide victems make this movie not only powerful, beautiful and unfogettable, but they truely give the documentary Genre the #1 movie of the year. The Bridge is stunning. It creates a new genre of brillance while conveying the deepest and darkest moments in human lives. While chronicling the deaths of 24 people, The Bridge also gives a history of the Golden Gate sparked with constantlly new and incredibly shot imagery. If the incredible shots of the bridge are not enough to move you then the stories of the people will. Some saved, some survived, and some succeeded and the film captures all three in personal and unforgettable fashions: through family interviews and non-bias first hand accounts. Despite everyhthing this movie has to offer, the truly most powerful thing it conveys is the interviews with the suicide surviors themselves. 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. Expand
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PaulK.Feb 19, 2007
This doc is creepy, but I was completely absorbed right up until the end. Equally fascinating as it is disturbing.
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RonL.Apr 21, 2007
We need more movies like this one, less Hollywood junk. The sound track was very interesting, clarity and color was very good for a movie shot with digital video camera. The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle newspapers gave it a We need more movies like this one, less Hollywood junk. The sound track was very interesting, clarity and color was very good for a movie shot with digital video camera. The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle newspapers gave it a very good review. Expand
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SarahCOct 26, 2006
A movie of phenomenal proportions. Goes down as one of the most powerful, moving and spectacular director performances and epic journeys, of all time. It is in no way dull, only edge of your seat horror, and pure blockbuster brilliance that A movie of phenomenal proportions. Goes down as one of the most powerful, moving and spectacular director performances and epic journeys, of all time. It is in no way dull, only edge of your seat horror, and pure blockbuster brilliance that will drive people insane. A instant classic and a IFC gem. This movie is literally unforgettable and poignant. Expand
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ErikM.Nov 28, 2006
Usually J. Rosenbaum is spot on, but I'm surprised to see him dis this film so vociferously. The Bridge addressees the frustration families and friends face amid a society that continues to ignore mental health. In addition, the film Usually J. Rosenbaum is spot on, but I'm surprised to see him dis this film so vociferously. The Bridge addressees the frustration families and friends face amid a society that continues to ignore mental health. In addition, the film has called attention to a problem San Francisco has ignored for decades and renewed calls for a safety barrier on the bridge. Expand
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