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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+
April 21, 2009
This is glossy, forgettable fare more at home as a TV matinée.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
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
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
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
April 17, 2009
rather crude, occasionally risible, if never actively dislikeable melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2009
This lump of telly melodrama is basically a bland, off-puttingly shouty sermon in film's clothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
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
April 7, 2009
a Tyler Perry movie without the Tyler Perry
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
January 30, 2009
The terrific ensemble cast...help 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
January 23, 2009
...saved from being substandard Tyler Perry material by the sincere performances of the two stars...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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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