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Breakdown Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 6, 2010
Although Breakdown certainly resembles a compacted version of George Sluizer's Americanized remake of his 1988 Dutch/French psychothriller, it actually owes a lot more to The Hitcher in terms of tone, atmosphere, and execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2009 of the most effective and flat-out engrossing thrillers within recent cinematic history...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 3, 2006
A first-rate nail-biter that packs more genuine white-knuckle moments into 100 minutes than a dozen overpriced volcano movies could ever dream of having.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
October 28, 2005
A taut, well-crafted suspense film that delivers the paranoid goods.
| Original Score: B+
October 3, 2005
An engrossing, exciting nailbiter that makes the most of every single one of its efficient 95 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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May 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2003
A well-crafted thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2003
Pure free-fall fun.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2003
It's a little silly and you do have to suspend your disbelief, but it's a thrilling ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2002
A taut suspense film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 15, 2002
A spare, solid, sharply paced tale of terror that does what a thriller is supposed to do -- scare the bejesus out of you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 26, 2002
Nifty morality play about the invidious vices of envy and showing off.
July 25, 2002
A well-made B thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2002
[Mostow is] able to sustain a nightmarish reality that is at once gripping and chilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 17, 2002
If you liked Hand That Rocks the Cradle, or Eye for An Eye, you are gonna like Breakdown.
October 24, 2001
It's a cool flick, with a good story, and it's worth paying full price. And I never say that about Kurt Russell movies.
Full Review| Original Score: 5
January 1, 2000
Breakdown is as viscerally effective as any thriller Hollywood has turned out in the last few years.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Terrific stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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