Bridgend Reviews

August 25, 2018
Bridgend is ... a hollow, empty and predominantly cold film, but it is open for debate as to whether this is the result of a filmmaking flaw or - as is more likely - a deliberate strategy.
August 6, 2018
Coming of age in a town with no hope for the future, Bridgend is a sensitive exploration of natural adolescent confusion, romanticism, and sadness.
October 28, 2016
Rnde shot the film on location "in the Valleys" of rural Wales and the atmosphere of the landscape pervades the film; gloomy and isolated and swallowed up in fog, it is beautiful but lonely ...
May 6, 2016
The ambitions are there in Rnde's film and are exciting to witness, as is the evocative imagery. But "Bridgend" feels imbalanced.
May 5, 2016
A stylishly shot, eerily scored and moodily acted film that wants for nothing but a plot. Depending on how you like your movies, this is either a walkout or a must-see.
May 5, 2016
The main reason to see the film is Game of Thrones' Hannah Murray, who plays the new girl in town trying to fit in with and make sense of the inarticulately troubled youths who are taking their own lives.
May 5, 2016
While [director Jeppe Rønde's] preference for mood over plot occasionally results in repetition, the film [...] casts an eerie, increasingly nightmarish spell.
March 7, 2016
Bridgend portrays a group of lost young people tearing madly at life, veering between wild ecstasy and violent nihilism.
February 21, 2016
A mood piece that chills your bones as it crescendos into abstraction.
February 11, 2016
This is no horror movie, though it does have a hell of a haunting finish.
Top Critic
February 9, 2016
An unimaginable reality is brought to the brink of clarity -- only to plunge right back into a psychological abyss -- in Danish helmer Jeppe Ronde's potent, pain-ridden Bridgend.
February 9, 2016
Flawed but striking.
February 9, 2016
Bridgend is a slow-burn of self-induced pain and suffering, and while it's accompanied by haunting visuals it remains an elusive watch as it becomes more and more difficult to connect with anyone or anything.
February 9, 2016
In its final moments, the nightmarish drama suggests the world around us is on fire and all we can do is watch as silent witnesses to this horror.
February 9, 2016
With fresh, naturalistic performances throughout and direction that artfully capture the immersiveness of youth culture, Bridgend is a superb piece of work.
January 26, 2016
Hannah Murray plays Sarah, a girl who moves to Bridgend and gets caught up in the depressive youth culture, with a haunting and subtle performance.
January 26, 2016
...portrays the teenagers as living in a world of their own, and of their own creation, with a specific culture that is largely impenetrable even to the adults in their own community.