Broken Horses Reviews

August 15, 2019
The performances are mediocre, with D'Onofrio coming across as comically theatrical. Yelchin as Jakey is comatose.
June 21, 2016
[It] has a couple of effective scenes of coiled-up tension and suitably moody chiaroscuro work by cinematographer Tim Stern, but it always feels like a very early draft of the story that eventually became Chopra's professional zenith.
May 30, 2015
It's hard to tell if the film is an unfunny joke or an earnest failure, but ham-fisted symbolism and sloppy plotting rule regardless.
April 13, 2015
Despite the solid performances by the cast, it's an overwrought story that is more bleak than beautiful.
April 10, 2015
Lost in translation would be an understatement.
April 10, 2015
Inside some bad movies, there's a good one, fighting to get out. Inside Broken Horses there's just another bad movie.
April 10, 2015
[A] weirdly baroque modern-day Western that, while it boasts undeniably imaginative visual and plot flourishes, is far too absurd to take seriously.
April 10, 2015
There's a thin line between self indulgent and pretentious, a line that Mr. Chopra crosses repeatedly under pressure to manufacture something truly symbolic.
April 10, 2015
[Director] Vidhu Vinod Chopra seems bent on outdoing No Country for All Men at all costs, which unfortunately include plot plausibility and a sustainable dramatic tone.
April 9, 2015
Mr. Yelchin's character looks somewhat at a loss about what goes on here, and who can blame him, especially when he visits the former music teacher who has lost his legs in a run-in with the bad guys and now lives in a house warmed by a flaming barrel.
April 9, 2015
There are secrets and revelations in "Broken Horses," none of them revealing.
April 9, 2015
This wan crime drama plays like the equivalent of a Hindi novel that's been run through Google Translate. Everything feels rudimentary and slightly awkward, though it's possible to discern how the material might once have been powerful.
April 9, 2015
Broken Horses lays on the heavy-handed symbolism so thick that every action is freighted with significance that the flimsy cardboard cutouts populating it can't support.
April 8, 2015
Built around a distasteful portrayal of Buddy's mental disability as both magical and monstrous, Indian director Vidhu Vinod Chopra's "Broken Horses" is an otherwise predictably violent tour through drug gang warfare on the Mexican border.
April 6, 2015
This overwrought tale of two orphaned brothers and their violent hometown reunion fails to convince on several crucial levels, including plotting and dialogue.