The Bridge

2013 NR 2 seasons

The Bridge

2013 NR 2 seasons
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El Paso cop Sonya Cross and Mexican detective Marco Ruiz hunt a serial killer exploiting anti-immigration tension in this gripping crime series. Rule-bending Ruiz clashes often with Cross, whose Asperger syndrome makes her all about protocol.
Diane Kruger, Demián Bichir, Annabeth Gish, Thomas M. Wright, Ted Levine
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2013) - 4 discs

When a Texas judge is found murdered, El Paso cop Sonya Cross and her counterpart from Mexico, Marco Ruiz, join forces to tackle the case. As the pair's styles clash, they discover that the magistrate's killing is part of a much larger mystery.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Bridge centers on a series of grizzly killings that are dark and occasionally shocking, which nets some disturbing visuals and blood. Both violence against women and the illegal drug trade are important to the plot, and there's simulated sex with bare buttocks visible (but no other sensitive parts). You'll hear unbleeped swearing, too (mostly "s--t"), and see characters drinking and using drugs. The main character also has Asperger syndrome, a disorder that affects her life and work in a variety of ways.

Sexual Content

Simulated sex, at times with bare buttocks visible, but no other sensitive parts.


Visuals are gross (a bisected corpse, a dead body that's been drained of blood, a body tied to a post stabbed by multiple knives, etc.). One episode includes a scene in a medical examiners' office where bodies are in the process of being autopsied and are cut open with internal organs and bones visible. Violence against women is a major part of the plot.


Unbleeped swearing (mostly "s--t") along with audible words like "bitch," "p---y," "balls," etc.

Social Behavior

The characters live in a morally complex and dangerous world where a serial killer is on the loose and death is an everyday occurrence. And although the two main characters must work together for a common cause, the overall tone drives home their differences.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Part of the plot involves the illegal drug trade. Some characters drink socially and use illegal drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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