Broken Reviews

July 19, 2013
The comic and tragic elements are nicely balanced, and the three families' stories neatly and economically knit together.
July 19, 2013
Although there are some light moments and traces of dark humor, Broken's overall aura is one of dread.
July 19, 2013
An absorbing coming-of-age drama that suddenly, pointlessly self-destructs with an onslaught of cheap ironies and overkill.
July 19, 2013
[It] drives its plot via an interesting and unusual character: the female victim who's actually a wholesale liar.
July 18, 2013
"Broken'' embraces the sort of unappealing British miserabilism perfected by "Ratcatcher" director Lynne Ramsay.
July 18, 2013
At a certain point, Mr. Norris forsakes realism for theatricalized fantasy, and "Broken" ultimately loses its stylistic cohesion, if not its humanity.
July 18, 2013
Norris has adapted Daniel Clay's young adult novel with a sensitivity that will appeal to teens and adults alike.
July 18, 2013
Solidly done if somewhat unremarkable, there is nothing particularly wrong with "Broken," nothing that needs fixing exactly, and yet it never fully comes together.
July 18, 2013
Doggedly manipulative and yet consistently affecting, Broken piles on the miserablism to almost unbearable effect.
Top Critic
July 17, 2013
Awkward music cues and choppy camera work add baggage to a film so overwrought that its excesses seem more unintentionally silly than bleakly disturbing.