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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Bride Flight gives a panoramic sweep of lives as they're lived, as there is a lot of beauty in it. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The beauty of the actors and the ravishing landscape of New Zealand goes a long way to make Ben Sombogaart's sudsy film so eminently watchable. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The plotlines are clichéd and the score overbearing, but uniformly strong turns go a long way towards shaping the lush, nostalgic atmosphere. Don't forget to bring tissues. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The sort of sweeping romantic saga rarely attempted on our shores these days, Bride Flight should well please art house audiences, especially of older females, starved for this sort of old-fashioned fare. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Bride Flight takes this melodrama and adds details of period, of behavior, of personality, to somewhat redeem its rather inevitable conclusion. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The kind of lush, epic romantic weepie that Hollywood used to deliver on a regular basis for packed matinees at Radio City Music Hall. show more

  • 63
    Washington Post

    Lovely scenery and historical context elevate the sentimental story lines above the soap opera domain. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    A tearjerking romance that belongs to another era, when female moviegoers wanted to be transported, not grounded in grim realities. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    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. show more

  • 50
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Bride Flight is pretty predictable once the basic situation gets established. show more

  • July 06, 2011 dukedewf
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    An absolutely delightful movie. A wonderful love story. Well put together, well acted, well everything. Go see it and fall in love again.

  • July 03, 2011 Ciao Marisa !
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    wonderful movie.

  • June 20, 2011 geoheld7
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    A delight for anyone who enjoys historical epics, attractive actors & actresses, gorgeous scenery/cinematography, and soft-core pulpy romance.

  • June 07, 2011 phpoling
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    It will be great movie and long overdue for the real life brudes who went on their lifetime journary in 1940s and 1950s for new life in new country

  • June 05, 2011 germm
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    Saw it in movie class. thoroughly captivating from beginning to end . Don\'t miss it. Roz E . t

  • June 01, 2011 nahum24
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    This is an absolute gem of a movie that tells the storiies of 1 man and 3 women as they emigrate from the Netherlands in the 50\'s to New Zealand because of floods and resulting horrible economic conditions in their country. They meet on the flight and their lives become entwined in intriguiing and unusual ways. The story is at times agonizing,at times uplifting,at times turbulent but always captivating. The actors are great and fully photogenic. So, to experience a very special drama, get on board and enjoy this truly compelling saga.

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