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Broken (2007)

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11

Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 8

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Movie Info

A waitress confronts all the wrong turns she has made in her short life and ultimately ends up facing the biggest wrong turn of all: her dangerous ex-boyfriend who's determined to win back her love or die trying.

R,

Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Drew Pillsbury

Nov 20, 2007

Truly Indie

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (15) | DVD (4)

[The] script is so uneven that the result is like watching four different, equally bad, movies.

November 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Broken is a pretentiously time-fragmented, tedious slog.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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'Why?' you may wonder as the end credits roll on director Alan White's Broken.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Heather Graham's would-be singer-songwriter in Broken is a walking cliché in a film overstuffed with them.

October 12, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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Tiresome and turgid, Broken has nothing to say and says it slowly. Even the sex scenes are a bore.

October 5, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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Ideas aren't enough to overcome a badly organized structure and often stilted acting.

October 5, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Formulaic soap opera has the makings of camp but the heart of an after-school special.

May 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

...a fairly tedious and thoroughly familiar portrait of drug abuse.

November 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Broken has little of any great substance to add to the old truism that L.A. eats its young (especially those who just got off the bus from Ohio) and then picks its teeth with their hopes and dreams.

November 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Despite good work by the two leads to put it back together again, Broken lives up to its title.

October 31, 2007 Full Review Source: The Deadbolt
The Deadbolt

Broken goes a bit heavy on the symbolism (naming the leads Hope and Will, for starters) and tries to stir up sympathy for characters who may not deserve it, but as cautionary tales go, it's worth a look.

October 19, 2007
Reel.com

Says nothing new in a familiar way.

October 11, 2007 Full Review Source: UR Chicago Magazine

Alan White's follow-up to Risk is still pretty entertaining, if not in the way he intended.

October 5, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A stagy piece that allows the audience to wonder how much is going on in the central character's drug-induced hallucinations and how much is real--No matter, though, since nothing is particularly dramatic or original.

September 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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Audience Reviews for Broken

Interesting movie - I'm not sure why, but from the cover I was expecting a b-grade horror, which this definitely isn't. Actually it was much better than I expected. I was a bit confused with it at first as it keeps going back in time, but it does make sense at the end and Heather Graham is great in this.
November 25, 2008
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Super Reviewer

Great movie! Interesting story plot. Heather Graham stars, and portrays an intriguing character. Good music. A must-see!
April 27, 2008
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