Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Feb 18, 2011
    83
    Political only by implication, Zero Bridge works in a larger sense as a story of universal longing.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Feb 18, 2011
    65
    This is the story of two young people whose aspirations are of absolutely no interest to their elders. Zero Bridge is a fitting found title for the movie, but Tapa could also have called it No Exit.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    Feb 18, 2011
    60
    Having spent multiple summers in Kashmir as a child, he (Tapa) knows what the average Kashmiri wants and the difficulties they encounter trying to get it. It's what makes Zero Bridge a winning example of modesty in front of the camera and intelligence behind it.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Feb 17, 2011
    60
    Manages to be effective even though the Indian drama is rough around the edges.
  5. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Feb 15, 2011
    60
    Writer-director Tariq Tapa-who shot much of this vérité-style film by himself-does a beautiful job attuning us to Dilawar's drifting routine, but what's especially striking is how he gives equal weight to the supporting characters.
  6. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Feb 15, 2011
    60
    Tapa's poetic neorealism is less a stylistic intrusion than a keeping of faith, through the film's deliberately uneven pacing, with a life devoid of rhythms to count on.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Feb 17, 2011
    58
    Zero Bridge is a rigorous piece of filmmaking, but it's played at too minor a key, honoring the neo-realist tradition so slavishly that it lacks an identity of its own.
  8. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Feb 15, 2011
    50
    Handicapped by Mr. Tapa's sometimes sketchy screenplay and the limitations of his nonprofessional cast. (His clumsy staging of their dialogue scenes doesn't help.)

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