The Broken Reviews

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January 30, 2009
Mr Ellis has some visual flair. He builds up a menacing atmosphere, and there are a few nasty shocks. However, he seems to have no sense at all of pace or humour. His screenplay is terrible.
January 30, 2009
This stylishly-shot psycho-thriller from Sean Ellis is a creditable stab at the horror genre, but it lacks pace and plot. There's not enough blood 'n' gore for horror fans, while thriller admirers may find it too slow.
January 30, 2009
This is hardly a horror classic because it takes so damn long for anything to happen. And when it does, the ideas aren't built upon, leaving you with the feeling the script is two or three rewrites away from a final draft.
January 30, 2009
The Sneak was left wishing another film would break through the screen.
January 30, 2009
A Babel cast in a piece of free-associative gothic babble.
January 30, 2009
Horror fans who like their senses assaulted slasher-style with old-school gore and lots of jumpy bits may find this cerebral affair a tad too dull for their liking.
January 30, 2009
This unbelievably ponderous British chiller keeps priming us for some shocking revelations - oodles of "scary" incidental music, ominous shots of the London skyline - and signally fails to deliver them.
January 30, 2009
Here is a film from a director with a little more imagination and skill than story-telling sense.
January 30, 2009
This is very much a case of style over substance, but the atmospheric camerawork never really compensates for the subdued performances and a derivative, increasingly ridiculous plot.
January 30, 2009
The Broken isn't a bad horror film. It's just not a film-it's scary footage that serves no purpose.
January 29, 2009
Why the evil-doers need to do what they do is never explained. All we get is an atmospheric soundtrack desperately seeking a horror movie.
January 14, 2009
...grips your attention throughout, only to leave you unsatisfied at the end. Nevertheless, the journey is worth taking even if the destination is disappointing.
January 10, 2009
At it's heart there are some good ideas in The Broken but, as I said in the beginning, it's very, very slow in revealing those ideas.
June 13, 2008
While it is big on atmosphere and features crafty camerawork it is running on empty when it comes to plot.
January 29, 2008
January 28, 2008
It's not a stalker flick or a ghost story, although it's sort of a combination of both.
January 23, 2008
A brooding, atmospheric exercise in upscale psychological horror.
January 1, 1800
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