What the press has to say about The Bridge.
In the USA
"brave and unflinching, unshakably haunting and deeply mysterious. I doubt I'll forget it until the day I die."
Jim Emerson on RogerEbert.com
"Juxtaposes transcendent beauty and personal tragedy as starkly as any film I can recall"
Stephen Holden in The New York Times
"An unlikely but no less worthy entrant, alongside Von Stroheim's Greed, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, Don Siegel's Dirty Harry, and Coppola's The Conversation, in the pantheon of films that paint the Bay Area in the darkest, most moving emotional colors imaginable."
Bruce Bennett in The New York Sun
"affecting in unexpected ways... inspires awe at the variety of human experience and wonder at the secret torments of people we pass on the street every day."
Mick LaSalle in The San Francisco Chronicle
"both a beautiful film and a disturbing one, and the connection between those two characteristics makes it the most disquieting of documentaries."
Kenneth Turan in The Los Angeles Times
In the UK
"Those who see this film will never forget it"
Howard Feinstein in The Guardian
"For several decades, this was San Francisco's dark secret - known to all, but discussed in public by almost nobody"
Andrew Gumbel in The Independent
"As shocking as anything in cinema history"
Ben Hoyle and Jack Malvern in The Times