Not Easily Broken Reviews

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January 23, 2009
...saved from being substandard Tyler Perry material by the sincere performances of the two stars...
January 17, 2009
This isn't a 'religious movie.' But it's about characters who do indeed have religion in their lives.
January 16, 2009
Mostly, Not Easily Broken is a pat portrayal of a marriage, neither overly dull nor especially engaging.
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.
January 14, 2009
Laughter through tears is director Bill Duke's M.O., and he hits the bull's-eye of that modest target.
January 14, 2009
A movie with a moral and a message that is still entertaining
January 14, 2009
There is a lot more grit and realism on display here than most faith-based movies.
January 12, 2009
Not Easily Broken isn't perfect. It's a tad preachy at times. Yet it also lifts spirits with the power of emotional healing and forgiveness. Amen to that.
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.
January 11, 2009
Humorous asides in no way interfere with the ability of this modern parable to drive home a sobering message about the sanctity of marriage. Faith-based entertainment at its best that you don't have to be Born Again to appreciate.
January 9, 2009
I'll remember [Jenifer Lewis'] ferocity long after I've forgotten everything else about this movie.
January 9, 2009
[It] has the saving grace of a lively sense of humor that certainly helps the spiritual medicine go down.
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.
January 9, 2009
Not Easily Broken isn't perfect, but it is persuasive in its portrait of a husband and wife who must decide whether their frayed marriage is worth fighting to save.
January 9, 2009
Not Easily Broken would make a decent parable for use in a church sermon, but does not deserve your hard-earned money to be seen in an overly padded movie format.
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.
January 9, 2009
It turns out, though, that a woman can save any marriage with a little home cooking and extra sex.
January 9, 2009
It's as simplistic, reductive, and heavy-handed as Deep Cover was gloriously ambiguous.
January 9, 2009
Not Easily Broken, battles credibility problems. Even so, Duke crafts some nice scenes between Henson and Lewis as the movie pushes their own relationship to a point of catharsis.
January 9, 2009
Like some marriages, it has its flaws, but perhaps it's the good stuff that's worth focusing on.
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