Lulu on the Bridge (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lulu on the Bridge (1998)




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Izzy is a saxophone player until an accident leaves him unable to play. Depressed, he sulks around Manhattan he finds a stone that emits a blue light with a phone number on it. He calls and it turns out to be an actress with whom he develops a relationship.

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Harvey Keitel
as Izzy Maurer
Mira Sorvino
as Celia Burns
Willem Dafoe
as Dr. Van Horn
Mandy Patinkin
as Philip Kleinman
Vanessa Redgrave
as Catherine Moore
Richard Edson
as Dave Reilly
Harold Perrineau
as Man in Coffeehouse
Kevin Corrigan
as Man with Gun
Don Byron
as Tyrone Lord
Stockard Channing
as Celia's Agent
Lou Reed
as Not Lou Reed
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Critic Reviews for Lulu on the Bridge

All Critics (8) | 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


January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Lulu on the Bridge

I'm sorry this is just one of the worst movies of all time. Something about me doesn't want to watch a horrible plot and Willem Dafoe sing 'Singin in the Rain'. Terrible acting and an embarrassment to filmmaking. Easily the worst movie I've ever seen.

Alex Suszko
Alex Suszko

A jazz saxophonist (Harvey Keitel) loses his capability to play when he is injured in a shooting at a cafe where he was playing. He sinks into depression when everyone charges in to take care of him, including his ex-wife (Gina Gershon). However, he discovers a stone with a telephone number attached. Returning the stone, he meets a young aspiring actress (Mira Sorvino) who in one of those film coincidences is listening to his music. Soon the two begin an affair which is fouled by his over-obsessiveness with her which costs them both a job at a restaurant. Willem Dafoe also appears as an anthropologist who is out to get the stone.

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

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
Christopher Brown

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