Bride Flight Reviews

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August 5, 2019
It's a stubbornly pedestrian art house beach read, a yuppie book club selection of a film that entertains in the moment but is forgotten just as quickly.
December 29, 2011
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."
December 13, 2011
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.
September 6, 2011
"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.
August 26, 2011
The movie plods along at a lethargic pace, with occasional flashes of energy in the performances the only things keeping it afloat.
August 6, 2011
Director Ben Sombogaart doles out surprise revelations steeped in irony with a multi-layered approach. The movie is sad, hopeful and uplifting. Strengths include the gorgeous cinematography, meticulous art direction capturing the look of the...
July 14, 2011
This very pretty melodrama is a rather ordinary entry.
July 11, 2011
Glossy feminist medlodrama, which could justly be described as Ross Hunter Reborn.
July 6, 2011
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.
June 30, 2011
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.
June 24, 2011
Lovely scenery and historical context elevate the sentimental story lines above the soap opera domain.
June 24, 2011
A tearjerking romance that belongs to another era, when female moviegoers wanted to be transported, not grounded in grim realities.
June 23, 2011
For anyone who shrugs at today's movies and thinks "they don't make 'em like they used to," here's a classy, good-looking chick flick in the old-school tradition.
June 18, 2011
Stuffy and a bit predictable from the outside, this nicely mounted Dutch melodrama eventually blossoms if one gives it time and an open heart and mind, due to the strength of its characterizations.
June 17, 2011
I find it hard to believe there will be a worse movie performance this year than the one Elise Schaap inflicts on us in the Dutch "Bride Flight."
June 16, 2011
Time-bending crosscutting confuses connections rather than enriching the narrative, and robs it of the emotional payoff that you can otherwise get only in a second viewing.
June 16, 2011
"Bride Flight'' is the sort of old-fashioned women's picture they stopped making around the time Christina Crawford had to put away the wire hangers.
June 16, 2011
One should never discount the appeal of pretty people in pretty places.
June 16, 2011
It's compelling in a middling miniseries kind of way -- expansive but not terribly deep.
June 15, 2011
A nostalgic glimpse into tangled destinies.
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