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Clay Cane
June 10, 2009
The always immaculate, passionate and soulful Jenifer Lewis -- she could read the words in a phone book and make you feel it. The Hollywood veteran nearly saves the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 21, 2009
This is glossy, forgettable fare more at home as a TV matinée.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
April 17, 2009
That's a reasonable message, but it might feel more resonant if the script were a little fairer to both sexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
April 17, 2009
It is unspeakably naff, unintentionally funny and unapologetically Christian. Judged on its own terms, it's a resounding success. But for non-believers it will likely prove a living purgatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
April 17, 2009
It has all the philosophical depth of a greetings card message but it's underscored with a nasty little edge of misogyny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
April 17, 2009
What should be easily broken is a large china vase over the head of everyone involved in this profoundly creepy, yucky, and chillingly reactionary relationship drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
April 17, 2009
Not Easily Broken is 99 long minutes worth of sobbing and hand wringing, with little insight and even less humour. Deadly stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
April 17, 2009
This is sermonising, not drama, and I suspect I won't be alone in finding it obnoxiously misogynistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
April 17, 2009
With its sermonising about the importance of being strong in the face of marital adversity - not to mention a sappy voiceover on the nature of suffering - the film feels more like a lecture than a drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Karl French
Financial Times
April 17, 2009
rather crude, occasionally risible, if never actively dislikeable melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
April 17, 2009
Well acted, but ultimately disappointing drama that's let down by a tedious script, sluggish direction, cloying sentimentality and an overwhelmingly sanctimonious central message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2009
Reactionary, misogynistic marital drama.
Victor Olliver
April 16, 2009
The film so goes against the grain of seculist and feminist thought that you just have to shrug your shoulders and ask: Hell, is it any good as a movie? Not really.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jason McKiernan
April 7, 2009
a Tyler Perry movie without the Tyler Perry
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dan Lybarger
March 16, 2009
If the crisis the couple endures seems real, the resolution needs a little more work to be convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 30, 2009
The terrific ensemble to invigorate Not Easily Broken from being merely a ho-hum, contrived film to a mildly engaging melodrama much like a Tyler Perry film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 23, 2009
...saved from being substandard Tyler Perry material by the sincere performances of the two stars...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
January 17, 2009
This isn't a 'religious movie.' But it's about characters who do indeed have religion in their lives.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Theresa Everline
Austin Chronicle
January 16, 2009
Mostly, Not Easily Broken is a pat portrayal of a marriage, neither overly dull nor especially engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
January 15, 2009
'Don't go all Waiting to Exhale on me,' advises one of Clarice's soul sisters late in the film. If only.
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