• Released
  • April 11, 2003
  • Melodrama
    Drama
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90

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
It has all the virtues of fine stage drama: narrative economy, honest emotion, and characters so closely defined that the most pedestrian...
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90

Village Voice

By Jessica Winter
A scrupulous and impeccably acted account of the fallout from a family secret.
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80

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Remarkable for its seamless ensemble performances.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Always engaging and often compelling.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Downbeat but ultimately hopeful, it's a domestic tragedy that cuts clearly to the bone, finding emotional nuance among the family's knotty...
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70

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Story of small triumphs and everyday sorrows is never maudlin or sentimental.
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Sensitive directorial bow by editor Wiebke von Carolsfeld and solid performances lend conviction if not quite distinction to the drama...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This Canadian film is extraordinarily low-key, considering the explosive secrets the sisters unearth, but that is part of its strength.
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60

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
If von Carolsfeld had worked more surprises into her style and presentation, Marion Bridge wouldn't live down to its genre stereotype so...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
An earnest, if dreary little Canadian domestic drama.
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