The Broken

2008, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 1h 28m

39 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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

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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
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Ulrich Thomsen
Dr. Robert Zachman
Tom Collier
Taxi Driver
Chris Wilson
Nervous Passenger
Sean Ellis
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Sean Ellis
Writer
Franck Chorot
Executive Producer
Guy Farley
Original Music
Angus Hudson
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Scott Thomas
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Alex Johnson
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Critic Reviews for The Broken

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (12) | 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
  • Writer-director Sean Ellis is influenced by M. Night Shyamalan, and manages an approximation of both Shyamalan's habitual look and whispery melodramatics.

    January 30, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • 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
  • Writer-director Sean Ellis is influenced by M. Night Shyamalan, and manages an approximation of both Shyamalan's habitual look and whispery melodramatics.

    January 30, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • An ambitious yet not-entirely-successful endeavor...

    May 21, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Ellis unblushingly borrows from older movies, from the famous (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) to the little known (Roger Moore chiller The Man Who Haunted Himself), but he does conjure up a spine-chilling frisson all his own when anyone passes a mirror.

    September 7, 2013 | Full Review…

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