The Broken 2008

The Broken

Critics Consensus

A British chiller lacking in strongly drawn characters, The Broken feels unfinished and undercooked.

49%

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25%

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Movie Info

Gina follows someone impersonating her and discovers her friends and family are involved.

Cast & Crew

Lena Headey
Gina McVey
Asier Newman
Daniel McVey
Michelle Duncan
Kate Coleman
Melvil Poupaud
Stefan Chambers
Natasha Alderslade
Secretary
Stan Ellis
Stan
Ulrich Thomsen
Dr. Robert Zachman
Tom Collier
Taxi Driver
Sean Ellis
Director
Sean Ellis
Writer
Franck Chorot
Executive Producer
Guy Farley
Original Music
Angus Hudson
Cinematographer
Scott Thomas
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Alex Johnson
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Critic Reviews for The Broken

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (20)

  • The Brken may offer a somewhat derivative resolution, but it gets there via an aptly fractured narrative, intertwining two radically different kinds of story type to disorienting effect.

    December 1, 2010
  • Fleeting pleasures are undermined by an inane, directionless narrative, barely-even-one-dimensional characters and an overall sense of superficiality.

    January 30, 2009 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…
  • The tedium is almost as annoying as the sound effects.

    January 30, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The Brken is interesting and confident in some ways, though laden down with unfinished moods, images, ideas - and a few scary-movie cliches. It looks like a short film pumped up to feature length.

    January 30, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Pompous and dour attempt at a psychological horror movie.

    January 30, 2009 | Full Review…
  • With a nod and a wink to Edgar Allan Poe and Hitchcock he has created a slick, supernatural thriller set in a cold and disquietingly quiet contemporary London.

    January 30, 2009 | Rating: 3/5
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Audience Reviews for The Broken

  • Oct 08, 2015
    The Broken is a nice little film which watches like short story. It is not really scary, but rather creepy and mysterious with a good twist at the end. Recommended to fans of supernatural thrillers; The Broken is reminiscent of the Twilight Zone as well as Japanese films like The Ring and The Grudge.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 13, 2012
    In "The Broken," Gina(Lena Headey) is a radiologist living in London. Maybe she should have become a cardiologist instead, considering she and her brother Daniel(Asier Newman) almost give their father(Richard Jenkins), two days shy of retirement, a heart attack when they throw a surprise party for him. In other news, Gina is dating Stefan(Melvil Poupaud), an architect, but cannot even commit to a sock drawer. Her attention is drawn elsewhere when she thinks she sees herself driving a car which might explain the head on collision she later gets into. Outside of some minor injuries, she is alright, but cannot remember the accident itself and is referred to Dr. Robert Zachman(Ulrich Thomsen), a psychiatrist. Let me start by clarifying something I've said before. I like it when a movie such as "The Broken" accentuates atmosphere over violence and gore like it does here. Sadly, it also favors atmosphere over pretty much everything else, especially character development, firing out details about this unfortunately named family at random which even this very good cast can do little with.(And not to get too picky but what happened to the other driver in the accident?) I don't mind the lack of specifics in the resolution, mind you, just the lack of originality and that I could see coming a mile away.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2011
    Another 8 Films to Die for Movie from Series #, this is a twisted mine blowing movie, that has to be seen to beleive and figure out. Worth 4 stars.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2011
    <i>The Broken</i> is a stunning metaphor for the depersonalization of a narcissistic society so mesmerized with self-image that it literally breaks through the self-absorbing mirrors -- <p>Sheez, who am I kidding. Freakin' ridiculous movie that I wasted my life energy on so you won't have to. Can't believe I actually watched this all the way through.<p>It got under my skin, all right -- like a flesh-eating virus.
    Lanning : Super Reviewer

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