Broken Bridges

2006

Broken Bridges

Critics Consensus

A cliched attempt at a feel-good drama, Broken Bridges is schmaltzy, predictable, and stiffly acted.

5%

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Total Count: 21

87%

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User Ratings: 20,334
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Movie Info

When a fading country music superstar Bo Price (Toby Keith) returns to his hometown for the funeral of his younger brother, a reunion with his high-school sweetheart drags the pain of the past into the present day and soon promises to change his life forever. Bo and Angela (Kelly Preston) have both lost the ones they love in a tragic accident, and now the time has come to say goodbye. For every end there is a new beginning though, and when Bo reunites with Angela and meets the daughter he has never known, the life-changing encounter stirs feelings that Bo had long-since buried after achieving stratospheric success.

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Critic Reviews for Broken Bridges

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

  • Country star Toby Keith makes his acting debut in this rickety heartland drama, which was produced by Country Music Television and panders shamelessly to the traditional-values crowd.

    Jul 28, 2009 | Full Review…
  • It's obviously intended as a star vehicle, but Broken Bridges turns out to be a rattletrap jalopy for country music performer Toby Keith.

    Sep 22, 2006

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • A limp, timeworn tale of a drunken has-been country star (Keith) and a TV reporter he had and lost (Kelly Preston) who meet again after returning home because of a tragedy.

    Sep 8, 2006 | Rating: 2/5
  • When you can get just as good on the Hallmark network, why drive all the way to a theater?

    Sep 8, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Broken Bridges is one of those movies where most scenes start with a character staring out over a pond, sitting on a porch, or looking at an old photograph, just waiting to reminisce with whoever sidles up next to them.

    Sep 8, 2006 | Rating: D

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Any viewer who can't predict the outcome of this modest flick must not be familiar with a certain genre to which it is indebted: the made-for-TV movie.

    Sep 8, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Broken Bridges

  • Oct 11, 2010
    Like watching a Lifetime channel movie except on CMT.Not as bad as I thought it was gonna be but still bad
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 08, 2009
    "Keith plays a country singer who has fallen from the spotlight" wheee doggie! he really had to get in character for this didnt he!
    Coxxie M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2008
    We've all seen these stories before - drunk performer turns his life around, reunites with his estranged girlfriend and daughter and everyone lives happily everafter.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 03, 2006
    Sweet and musical. My kind of movie...
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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