Brokedown Palace Reviews

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 21, 2002
about as thrilling as a long line at customs. The screenplay (is)apparently based on those recorded warnings played in airports... Danes and Beckinsale struggle to bring some conviction to a story sorely in need of it.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
Offensively stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
Explores friendship as a school of virtue where trust and honesty are always tested.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 7, 2001
...trite, implausible, and annoying.
| Original Score: 4/10
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Teenage girls whine and pout in prison. Not as fun as it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Luty
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Far messier and more corrupt than the society it attempts to portray.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
Perky print ads for this gravely earnest drama suggest a cosmetics campaign and, ironically enough, end up painting a more accurate picture of what the film is really like.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
A glossy Hollywoodization of a serious subject that is as far from the bright lights of Hollywood as could possibly be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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