Broken Lines Reviews

December 1, 2018
Broken Lines is flawed but affecting, and despite its occasional slips into melodrama, Bettany consistently resets the tone, making the film worth seeing for his performance alone.
August 6, 2018
Broken Lines is a marvellous showcase for Bettany, a useful calling card for Rosa and Fredenburgh, and something for the rest of us to chalk up to experience.
September 30, 2011
[Bettany's] tour de force performance lights up the screen more than anything else.
September 29, 2011
There's a stonking cast - Paul Bettany as the waitress's disabled partner, Rita Tushingham as a knackered caff worker, Olivia Williams as the glossy fiancee - but they're saddled with dialogue sagging with thematic relevance or site-specific colour.
September 29, 2011
Sincere but poorly scripted and badly acted by leads Dan Fredenburgh and Doraly Rosa.
September 29, 2011
Broken Lines is all about Bettany, who gives a fantastic performance. But even he can't paper over the cracks.
September 26, 2011
By no means totally broken, but it doesn't quite deliver the way it could.
September 21, 2011
Even Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams in support can't detract from a corny script full of dangling plot threads that resolves itself with a shrug of an ending.
March 10, 2011
Dark and introspective, this romantic drama develops an intriguingly creepy tone as it follows two not-always-likeable people who can't resist falling for each other, even though it causes significant pain.