Lulu on the Bridge (1998)


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Movie Info

Writer Paul Auster made his solo directorial debut with this romantic drama about an affair between a middle-aged musician and an aspiring actress. Hit by a stray bullet during a nightclub shooting, jazz saxophonist Izzy Maurer (Harvey Keitel) can no longer play, and he falls into a depression. His ex-wife Hannah (Gina Gershon), now attached to producer Philip Kleinman (Mandy Patinkin), turns up unexpectedly to take care of Izzy. Izzy meets Kleinman, and he also has an encounter with … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Auster
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 21, 1999


as Izzy Maurer

as Celia Burns

as Dr. Van Horn

as Philip Kleinman

as Catherine Moore

as Dave Reilly

as Man in Coffeehouse

as Man with Gun

as Pierre

as Tyrone Lord

as Celia's Agent

as Not Lou Reed
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Critic Reviews for Lulu on the Bridge

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

This wanbabe noir is frustrating due to the meandering nature of the pretentious, riddle-like script and lethargic, incompetent direction of Paul Auster in his solo directorial debut

Full Review… | November 15, 2006
Top Critic

Less spellbinding than it wants to be, losing its energy and occasionally its brains in long passages of surprisingly sentimental schmaltz.

Full Review… | April 17, 2002
Film Scouts

Right up to the end, which was a lousy cheat ending, I was entranced by the story and the characters.

Full Review… | February 28, 2002
Goatdog's Movies

I just got the feeling Auster didn't know too much more about this mystery than the viewer did.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Auster's script asks us to suspend our disbelief far more than is reasonable.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide


Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Lulu on the Bridge


I had high hopes for another film starring Keitel and written by Paul Auster. It really wasn't that great and the payoff was more convoluted than not.

Christopher Brown

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