Broken Horses Reviews

August 15, 2019
The performances are mediocre, with D'Onofrio coming across as comically theatrical. Yelchin as Jakey is comatose.
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 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
While Chopra attempts to crack the American market with a slice of cinematic apple pie, he holds up a mirror to how Hollywood's tried-and-true narrative of vigilantism connotes who we are, at home and overseas.
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
The film is fun and extreme, and though in the end rather pointless, there's a certain audacity here - a delight in extremity - that's appealing.
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 7, 2015
It's sometimes a little prim, but its suspense scenes are well executed, and Chopra composes complex, arresting images full of reflections and natural split-screen effects that I only wish were illustrative of some meaning.
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.
April 6, 2015
Good-hearted but daft.