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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2005)

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Average Rating: 2.9/10
Reviews Counted: 24
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 23

Despite an all-star cast and some impressive visuals, The Bridge of San Luis Rey is a lifeless, slow-going adaptation of Thornton Wilder's classic novel.

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Average Rating: 2.7/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 13

Despite an all-star cast and some impressive visuals, The Bridge of San Luis Rey is a lifeless, slow-going adaptation of Thornton Wilder's classic novel.

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Thornton Wilder's award-winning novel is given a lavish screen adaptation in this historical drama from writer and director Mary McGuckian. In Peru in 1714, a rickety bridge collapsed as five people were attempting to cross, forcing them to plunge to their deaths. Brother Fray Juniper (Gabriel Byrne) is a Franciscan monk who has been given the duty of looking into the tragedy by the archbishop of Lima (Robert De Niro), and to learn what he can about the victims. It is Juniper's belief that these

Oct 11, 2005

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Why do good actors pop up in bad movies? More perplexingly, why do so many good actors end up in the same bad movie?

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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As a director, McGuckian is overwhelmed by the immensity of her cast, and her misguided attempt to make a Hollywood epic on a European production budget.

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Best characterized as an honourable folly.

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Audiences may wonder why a picture with Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates and Harvey Keitel would be so bereft of hype. After you've endured the film, all 120 airless minutes, you'll understand the rationale behind the quiet release.

June 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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An honorable but dull attempt to translate a neglected literary source to the screen.

June 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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How bad could a movie be that features talent as serious as Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates, Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham and Geraldine Chaplin? That bad, alas.

June 13, 2005
New York Times
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey is a beautiful movie. The film's shooting locations are exquisite. The sets are stunning. The costumes are gorgeous. The actors are superlative. Too bad the movie sucks.

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com
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How to turn an embarrassment of riches into an embarrassment, period.

December 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

leaves audience with the same unanswered question as the one asked by its narrator

November 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews

the worst film of the year... a fraud of the highest order

October 12, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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A wobbly Bridge. Impressive cast can't save terrible script.

August 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Sympatico.ca

It is an intense philosophical undertaking that examines questions of faith, fate and chance.

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Though handsomely mounted, this parable of intersecting destinies and implacable tragedy is as lifeless as a wax tableau.

June 10, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The Viceroy states that they are 'surrounded by an ocean of boredom' - then you realize you're swimming in it.

June 10, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

None of the performances work.

June 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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A little long and a little boreing but good over all.
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