The Bridge
The Bridge (2006)

The Golden Gate Bridge Is An Iconic Structure; A Symbol Of San Francisco, The West, Freedom - And Something More, Something Spiritual, Something Words Cannot Describe.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tactlessly morbid or remarkably sensitive? Deeply disturbing or viscerally fascinating? Critics are divided on Eric Steele's unique documentary on the Golden Gate Bridge, wonder of the modern world and notorious suicide destination.

Dennis Harvey
Variety

Tales are dramatic; the interviewees poignant, and the images -- often following bodies all the way down to the water -- are startling and discomfiting.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Aspires to humanize the people who kill themselves at the Golden Gate Bridge, but ends up mostly reducing its subjects to their flamboyant and very public deaths.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

None of the insights justifies the queasiness of the project

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

The Bridge avoids reducing its subjects to types, and if the portraits painted are often recognizable -- the person who talks so much about suicide that those around him fail to take him seriously -- they are not repetitive.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

By his use of interviews of friends and family of jumpers, Steel reminds us that no matter how alone some of these people felt, they weren't without people who loved them. It is a tender, powerful work.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

You will never look fondly at the Golden Gate Bridge again after seeing this disturbing documentary by a filmmaker ignorant of the volatile narrative water that he dishonors.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

The whole thing invokes the bodies falling from that other architectural icon on 9/11 - but it's not clear what is achieved beyond disturbance.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Though well-meaning, hauntingly scored and artfully photographed, this strange documentary marks the bridge as a mecca for self-inflicted death, while making us helpless observers of such horrific acts.

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David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

Little more than a snuff film clumsily dressed up as an art house flick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Bridge is a superb documentary that tells the story of The Golden Gate Bridge and its story about how it is among the most the popular suicide destinations… More
Sophie Burgess
It's a really interesting subject, all about the suicides off the Golden Gate Bridge and in a way it's great that it brings awareness of the issue of… More
William Dunmyer
"The Bridge" is a tough movie to watch. It's intensely somber. Debut director Eric Steel pointed his cameras at San Francisco's majestic and… More
Jason Spencer
This is a good documentary but be warned... it is not a happy subject and will leave you a little depressed. The whole thing is a look at the people that kill… More
Randy Tippy
Eerie but completely fascinating. Like driving by a car wreck that you can't seem to take your eyes off of.
Saskia D.
Fascinating documentary. It doesn't provide any answers or insights, maybe because there aren't any. A heavy and intangible subject, that left quite… More

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