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The Bridge of San Luis Rey Reviews

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

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

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2005
Brandon Fibbs

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.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/10

February 28, 2008
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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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?

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

How to turn an embarrassment of riches into an embarrassment, period.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 0.5/4

December 14, 2005
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/10

November 27, 2005
Chris Cabin

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

October 12, 2005
Angela Baldassarre

A wobbly Bridge. Impressive cast can't save terrible script.

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August 3, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 29, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Best characterized as an honourable folly.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 29, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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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.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

June 15, 2005
Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
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An honorable but dull attempt to translate a neglected literary source to the screen.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 14, 2005
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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.

| Original Score: 1/5

June 13, 2005
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/5

June 10, 2005
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey raises an important philosophical question: Is it better to fall to one's death from a rickety rope bridge overlooking a deep gorge or watch this miserable movie about several people sharing that awful fate?

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1/4

June 10, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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An endless powdered-wigs-and-feathered-pen slog.

| Original Score: 0/4

June 10, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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So dully written and executed that you'll be wishing the production had collapsed instead of the swaying bridge of San Luis Rey.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

June 10, 2005

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

June 10, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Even though director-adaptor Mary McGuckian expended much creative energy trying to pump original spirit into the characters, she never brings any of them to life.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 9, 2005
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

None of the performances work.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: D

June 9, 2005
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Unlike the bridge, the movie unravels at a very slow pace.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C-

June 9, 2005

Time Out
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