Breaking the Waves Reviews

February 26, 2018
There are few movies around that take such huge risks: this is high-wire filmmaking, without a net of irony.
September 7, 2011
March 26, 2009
The performance from newcomer Emily Watson is the centerpiece of this spiritual journey.
June 24, 2006
It's a remarkable achievement for all concerned, with Katrin Cartlidge, as Bess's widowed sister-in-law, sharing the acting laurels with the radiant Emily Watson, and writer/director Lars von Trier building the emotional and dramatic intensity ...
May 12, 2001
February 14, 2001
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Breaking the Waves is emotionally and spiritually challenging, hammering at conventional morality with the belief that God not only sees all, but understands a great deal more than we give Him credit for.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Watson's Bess is an unforgettable character -- simple, profound, heartbreaking, tragic and yet triumphant.
November 29, 1996