Bride Flight
Bride Flight (2011)

A forbidden love, an impossible choice, a secret pact. Eager to escape the damp and suffocating atmosphere of post-war Holland, Dutch beauties Marjorie, Ada and Esther meet each other on the immigration flight to New Zealand, en route to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 10, 2011
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Smug and unconvincing, this 2008 period drama from the Netherlands is the sort of movie that defines an era solely by its prejudices, on the implicit assumption that we'll applaud the central characters for their modern attitudes.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The events in the plot are the stuff of soap opera, but the movie treats it seriously, and the acting is convincing enough that we forgive the story and begin to care about the characters.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

A straight-up romance that does a nice job of capturing the period, though the three lives of the main female characters stand out as obvious "types."

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

This very pretty melodrama is a rather ordinary entry.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

Lovely scenery and historical context elevate the sentimental story lines above the soap opera domain.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Bride Flight" is undeniably pretty to look at, and the performers do what they can (Drivjer is quite good as the brash Esther). But it's too silly and overheated to be accepted as fact or fiction.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Aside from its period New Zealand setting, there is little to distinguish Bride Flight from something you might watch briefly on Lifetime, then change the channel.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A tearjerking romance that belongs to another era, when female moviegoers wanted to be transported, not grounded in grim realities.

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The movie plods along at a lethargic pace, with occasional flashes of energy in the performances the only things keeping it afloat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I was very taken in by this nice Dutch drama. It was really well done. A beautiful story with a wonderful cast. The characters are well defined, and… More
Daisy Maduro
I must admit that Dutch Cinema has improved during these last years, and with Bride Flight they proved it again.It was a beautiful movie that showed the life of… More
Mark Abell
This was little more than a melodramatic romance novel brought to film, but one that was well told and interestingly presented. The characters were well drawn… More
Walter M.
In 2008, Frank(Rutger Hauer) has a fatal heart attack after inspecting his vineyards. In 1953, Frank(Waldemar Torenstra) is a passenger on a flight of… More