Break (2009)






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An introverted hitman named Frank is contracted to carry out a most unusual contract in this stylish neo-noir drama featuring Charles Durning, Michael Madsen, James Russo, and David Carradine. "The Man" is the biggest crime boss in the city, and his rule is absolute. When "The Man" discovers that he's terminally ill, he calls on Frank to put him out of his misery. Selfish and jealous, "The Man" doesn't want to die alone - when he goes, he wants his lover to follow behind. But "The Man's" lover … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Jul 14, 2009
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Critic Reviews for Break

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Ugly and inert, Break strives for grindhouse thrills but lacks the verve and style that made those films so beloved, and is neither sincere nor intelligent enough to develop into anything more.

Full Review… | May 8, 2009
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Break contains all the elements you'd expect from a hard-boiled Quentin Tarantino knockoff: the complicated hit men, the fetishes, the blood baths, not to mention the presence of Michael Madsen and David Carradine.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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What's most stunning about Break, beyond its pitifully amateurish production values and badly choreographed fight sequences, is that it actually has name actors in it.

Full Review… | April 30, 2009
L.A. Weekly
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Only Madsen walks away from Break with his reputation unscathed, and this is if only because he's already something of a B-movie kingpin.

Full Review… | May 8, 2009
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Break


There is not one character in this film that sparks any interest from the viewer. The low budget is too evident, poorly produced and with a plot that is boring. It does have some good actors in the cast, but with crappy material, it doesn't matter. Sarah Thompson really stinks.

James Higgins

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