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Breakdown Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 7, 2003
[Kurt Russell's] lack of energy afflicts the film as much as its director's lack of ideas.
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May 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 6, 2002
A taut suspense film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A long, drawn-out bore where the fate of each character is all-but-inscribed on his or her forehead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Many will note echoes of 'The Vanishing,' 'Deliverance' and most of all, Steven Spielberg's 'Duel,' with Mostow displaying much of the craft that Spielberg ambushed us with in the 1971 TV movie that put him on the map.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Breakdown gets the job done.
January 1, 2000
Taut, skillful and surgically effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A classic summer movie that has smarts plus sizzle.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Breakdown has plenty of deft action sequences, and what they add up to is nifty garbage disposal, with all of us -- characters, filmmakers, viewers -- ultimately spiraling down the same drain.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Pretty good.
January 1, 2000
Mostow knows his Hitchcock as well as his Spielberg.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
A 96- minute thrill ride that twists and turns before accelerating to a wonderfully overwrought finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 2, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: A-