At the time I thought this film was fairly kickass. But that exactly the point 'at the time'. Today it just seems pointless and the plot and acting just isn't strong enough to suspend disbelief. In fact nothing really happens during the first hour except Slater chatting breeze.
The music is good though, any film which plays Lenard Cohen during the opening credits is alright with me!
It's taken a while to write this review. There is a lot to like about the production of 'The Bridge'. The cinematography is beautifully bleak and the bridge itself develops into a character becoming almost a monument of death, rather like a giant tombstone.
The main issues were that I just got bored towards the end. The film felt 20 mins too long and some of the personal stories, although sensitively done just dragged.
A childhood classic! Growing up this epitomised cool. The Frog Brothers are awesome and this is the film that first introduced me to The Doors, even though they don't sing 'People are Strange' during the opening credits. I've seen this film over 100 times and it has lost some of it shine but it still holds up and is always worth a re-watch ever 5 years or so.