The Bridge (Die Brücke) Reviews

June 10, 2018
One of the most confrontational war movies of its time. An act of profound audacity.
October 7, 2015
One of the best anti-war movies ever ... it's unusual to see German soldiers portrayed in a human light, much less courageous teenagers who think they are doing the right thing.
July 14, 2015
a devastating portrayal of enthusiasm for the glories of war, fueled in equal parts by youthful naivet and political indoctrination, crashing against the realities of human bloodshed
July 3, 2015
That it is Hitler doing the exploiting has little relevance to the overriding theme of tragic history humanity remains doomed to repeat: sending naive young men--and, at some times and places, boys--to their ends.
June 23, 2015
... a searing portrait of young soldiers unprepared for the realities of war thanks to the fantasies of Nazi propaganda.
June 22, 2015
Wicki brings a tremendous sense of confidence to the project, letting the details of life on the home front heighten the tragedy to come.
June 22, 2015
An extremely effective antiwar film made even more notable by its German origin.
January 11, 2008
Director Bernhard Wicki's precise and gripping staging of the final battle brings the tragedy of war sickeningly alive.