The Broken (2008)

The Broken




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

Movie Info

A woman is thrust into a world where everything is subtly unfamiliar in this edgy thriller from writer and director Sean Ellis. Gina McVay (Lena Headey) is a radiologist who is enjoying dinner one evening with her family and her boyfriend Stefan (Melvil Poupaud) when a mirror shatters for no apparent reason. After a few moments, no one thinks much of it, but the next day Gina is leaving work and she sees something even more troubling -- a woman who looks just like her, driving a car identical to … More

Rating: R (for some violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Sean Ellis
On DVD: Mar 31, 2009
After Dark Films


as Gina McVey

as John McVey

as Dr. Robert Zachman

as Stephan Moreau

as Kate Coleman

as Daneil McVey

as garage manager

as Dr. Kenrick

as Anthony
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Critic Reviews for The Broken

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | January 30, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 7, 2013
Movie Talk

While the film might not work for fans of today's faster-paced horror/thrillers, The Broken is a creepy little pot boiler that's likely to get under the skin of many horror fans.

Full Review… | January 16, 2011

The Brøken 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.

Full Review… | December 1, 2010
Little White Lies

This rather nutty thriller begins to fall apart the more it tries to explain its premise, but it maintains a terrific sense of suspense right to the end

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Shadows on the Wall

This film looks good, is capably acted and builds excellent atmosphere. And then it gets lost, and so do we.

Full Review… | May 13, 2009
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Broken

The Broken 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 -- 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.It got under my skin, all right -- like a flesh-eating virus.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

im not to sure i understand it really i love lena headey but this wasnt i good choice for her !!
this movie i think misses the concept of a horror/thriller movie and does little to keep you watching.
this movie isnt great i dont think the storyline was particurly good it wasnt well explained and just didnt keep you entertained which is a shame because i love lena headey.
its boring with some good killing scenes but its not enough to save the movie.
unless you really REALLY like lena headey this movie just isnt worth a watch!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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 Bruce

Super Reviewer

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