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Based on 10 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Downbeat but ultimately hopeful, it's a domestic tragedy that cuts clearly to the bone, finding emotional nuance among the family's knotty secrets and dense layers of subterfuge. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    This Canadian film is extraordinarily low-key, considering the explosive secrets the sisters unearth, but that is part of its strength. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Always engaging and often compelling. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    An earnest, if dreary little Canadian domestic drama. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Story of small triumphs and everyday sorrows is never maudlin or sentimental. show more

  • 90
    Jessica Winter Village Voice

    A scrupulous and impeccably acted account of the fallout from a family secret. show more

  • 90
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    It has all the virtues of fine stage drama: narrative economy, honest emotion, and characters so closely defined that the most pedestrian encounters between them are revelatory. show more

  • 80
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Remarkable for its seamless ensemble performances. show more

  • 70
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Sensitive directorial bow by editor Wiebke von Carolsfeld and solid performances lend conviction if not quite distinction to the drama Marion Bridge. show more

  • 60
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    If von Carolsfeld had worked more surprises into her style and presentation, Marion Bridge wouldn't live down to its genre stereotype so readily. show more

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