Breaking Away - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Breaking Away Reviews

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February 23, 2006
Despite a reasonably fun performance from Daniel Stern, Dennis Quaid earnest overacting sinks what could have been a quaint film about middle America.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2002
This timeworn material probably should work, but it doesn't really since, most of the film's angst and conflict seems calculated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
Breaking Away is a wonderfully sunny, funny, goofy, intelligent movie that makes you feel about as good as any movie in a long time. It is, in fact, a treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 12, 2002
Those looking for a movie about restless young adults that doesn't focus on rampant raunchiness and insipid sex jokes should most definitely search this one out.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
March 10, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
December 18, 2010
Rousing bicycle race story is a family favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 10, 2007
The screenplay by Oscar-winner Steve Tesich sometimes turns a little precious, but the character and atmosphere is so firmly established that it all works out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
May 10, 2001
Breaking Away is not only about friendship and competition, it is also a touching tale of youthful initiation into adulthood.
January 21, 2002
...provides a sense of encouragement for everyone who watches it...a winsome and engaging little film.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
December 5, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
July 22, 2010
Breaking Away embraces the good old fashioned small town family values that would catapult Ronald Reagan to an enormously popular two term presidency. And still, I like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
August 3, 2008
There are a few moments when the picture's easygoing pace turns into wobbliness, but these are insignificant compared with its many moments of shrewd insight into the lives of amusingly shaded but very recognizable human beings.
November 7, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 15, 2002
Calling Breaking Away a 'feel good' movie is far too limiting
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
June 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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