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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Manages to be effective even though the Indian drama is rough around the edges. show more

  • 65
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    This is the story of two young people whose aspirations are of absolutely no interest to their elders. Zero Bridge is a fitting found title for the movie, but Tapa could also have called it No Exit. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Writer-director Tariq Tapa-who shot much of this vérité-style film by himself-does a beautiful job attuning us to Dilawar's drifting routine, but what's especially striking is how he gives equal weight to the supporting characters. show more

  • 60
    Mark Keizer Boxoffice Magazine

    Having spent multiple summers in Kashmir as a child, he (Tapa) knows what the average Kashmiri wants and the difficulties they encounter trying to get it. It's what makes Zero Bridge a winning example of modesty in front of the camera and intelligence behind it. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Political only by implication, Zero Bridge works in a larger sense as a story of universal longing. show more

  • 60
    Ella Taylor Village Voice

    Tapa's poetic neorealism is less a stylistic intrusion than a keeping of faith, through the film's deliberately uneven pacing, with a life devoid of rhythms to count on. show more

  • 50
    Mike Hale The New York Times

    Handicapped by Mr. Tapa's sometimes sketchy screenplay and the limitations of his nonprofessional cast. (His clumsy staging of their dialogue scenes doesn't help.) show more

  • 58
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    Zero Bridge is a rigorous piece of filmmaking, but it's played at too minor a key, honoring the neo-realist tradition so slavishly that it lacks an identity of its own. show more

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