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Not Easily Broken Reviews

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May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 7, 2009
Not Easily Broken is a marriage-in-crisis melodrama baked from the Tyler Perry recipe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2009
I'll remember [Jenifer Lewis'] ferocity long after I've forgotten everything else about this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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+
January 12, 2009
Playing the funny friend, Kevin Hart stands out--a welcome relief from the low-simmering, Promise Keeper-esque ethos that fuels this piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
January 8, 2009
It's the film's earnest delivery and good intentions that give it whatever value it has.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 8, 2009
It takes head-to-toe protective padding to survive all the hysteria and tragedy, making the viewing experience more about wincing than Jesus-approved enlightenment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 9, 2009
Why go for imitation Tyler Perry when the master is so industrious? Perry's next one should be along in about 10 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 9, 2009
The movie sinks beneath a great mass of clichés until the audience has no choice but to wearily raise its hands in surrender.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2009
This is glossy, forgettable fare more at home as a TV matinée.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
rather crude, occasionally risible, if never actively dislikeable melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2009
Uneven family/marriage dramedy has some mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2009
Not Easily Broken is well-acted and involving, though this relationship drama may put some people off with its overt sentimentality and moralizing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 9, 2009
Director Bill Duke has no idea how to shape or visualize it, turning it into a mushy mess with far too much loud music to drive home the emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 9, 2009
There's much to like about Not Easily Broken, but not enough to ultimately recommend.
January 9, 2009
Those who take something of value from a sermon about the necessity for self-sacrifice will certainly be drawn into this well-meaning movie, but those looking for genuine drama should probably look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 8, 2009
It's one thing to have your heart in the right place and another to lunge at the audience until they're effectively devouring your chest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2009
Director Bill Duke can't avoid the stereotypes... or the sermonizing of the lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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