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Broken Reviews

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Richard Haridy

Shot with a lovely warm hue by Rob Hardy, Broken has enough great moments to make it worthwhile. Yet, the naggingly problematic final sequences leave a bitter taste. Do they undo a solid first hour? That's up to the individual viewer.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2013
Brandon Judell

A startlingly natural performance by Ms. Laurence, along with her superb supporting cast under the mostly spot-on direction by Norris, help make all the Sturm und Drang that occurs within 'Broken' extremely palatable.

Full Review Source: CultureCatch

July 19, 2013
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The comic and tragic elements are nicely balanced, and the three families' stories neatly and economically knit together.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 19, 2013
Marc Mohan

If not for Laurence's bemused, slowly comprehending take on all the drama around her, "Broken" would seem to wallow in misery.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

July 19, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Although there are some light moments and traces of dark humor, Broken's overall aura is one of dread.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

July 19, 2013
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette

Broken is close to being a great little film.

Full Review Source: Montreal Gazette | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 19, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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[It] drives its plot via an interesting and unusual character: the female victim who's actually a wholesale liar.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 19, 2013
Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

While the third-act meltdown badly damages the movie, it doesn't erase the assured, preternatural confidence that first-time director Rufus Norris demonstrates before the material finally overwhelms him.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 18, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Norris has adapted Daniel Clay's young adult novel with a sensitivity that will appeal to teens and adults alike.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2013
Nick Schager
AV Club
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Doggedly manipulative and yet consistently affecting, Broken piles on the miserablism to almost unbearable effect.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

July 18, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An English coming-of-age tale with an appealing performance by Eloise Laurence as an 11-year old trying to make her way in a violent world.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

July 17, 2013
Sam Adams
Time Out New York
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Director Rufus Norris deftly mixes gritty realism and lyrical impressionism, though its five-car pileup of a climax ultimately makes the film feel less a Greek tragedy than a miniseries in miniature.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 16, 2013
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

It's the rare coming-of-age narrative that manages to respect the tricky ambiguities of shifting perceptions.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 13, 2013
Tony Macklin

Attention: Book Discussion Groups. Have I got a book for you. And a movie beautifully adapted from it. Both are titled Broken.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 9, 2013
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

A moving and thoughtful cinema experience.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 19, 2013
Simon Foster

It is a sad viewing experience, but never a pessimistic one. Skunk's world is full of love; whatever fractured form it may take, Broken always returns to that enriching notion.

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May 19, 2013

Taut, engrossing domestic tale [that] takes place in a cul-de-sac where a violent neighbour-on-neighbour attack provides the springboard for a strong story about secrets, lies and unravelling lives.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

May 17, 2013
Simon Weaving

A moving and visually beautiful story of an eleven-year old girl who is increasingly drawn into the complicated and cruel world of the everyday English suburbs.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 14, 2013
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The adaptation from the novel is excellent, a fine example of how character and place can be sculpted from prose

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

May 12, 2013
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Acclaimed theatre director Rufus Norris has taken the various story strands of Mark O'Rowe's proficient adaptation of Daniel Clay's novel and plaited them into an emotional tour de force

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

May 12, 2013
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