Broken Sky Reviews

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
I have jokingly described BROKEN SKY (EL CIELO DIVIDIDO) as the gay, Mexican version of THE BREAK-UP, although to be fair, this film at least has more sympathetic characters. ... But, at 140 minutes, [it] goes on far too long.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
November 23, 2006
A film dripping with melodrama and pretension.
February 5, 2007
After such a triumph with A Thousand Clouds of Peace (Mil Nubes de Paz Cercan el Cielo) the second installment in Julián Hernández's apparent "Cielo" series is a sluggish disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Melissa Levine
Village Voice
September 26, 2006
Without dialogue, we don't know who the characters are, so we can't care about what they do.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 29, 2006
I could have gone out for dinner, come back and missed little of importance.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Deborah Young
Variety
April 25, 2006
The pic's torturously slow pace turns an earnest effort into a tedious aesthetic exercise.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 18, 2006
An endurance test notable mainly for its evocative cinematography and the well-toned bodies of its young male leads.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
This thing crawls over a torturous 140-minute running length, with teenage love given a dire gravitas which verges on the absurd.
Dave White
Movies.com
September 29, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: D
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
February 9, 2007
It's hard to know what fetishes/obsessions/issues are at work here, but they do yield interesting moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
April 25, 2006
Love-making in Hernández' film is not a physical act but an emotional state expressed through physical action. Certainly not multiplex fare, but definitely one of the year's best films.
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
September 28, 2006
Boy meets boy like youve never seen in Julián Hernándezs sex-drenched, extravagantly minimalist epic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
September 29, 2006
I suspect the film's frank, at times glorious rendering of queer sexuality will inspire more than a few closeted youths to brave life out in the open.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 29, 2006
Hernandez's exquisite romance works on an emotional, as well as intellectual, level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2006
[Director] Hernández's approach makes all the difference, trusting the camera to reveal the ebb and flow of emotions that sweep over all three men.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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