The Breaker Upperers (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Breaker Upperers (2018)




Critic Consensus: The Breaker Upperers brings the laughs early and often, thanks to the dry wit -- and effervescent chemistry -- of writer-director-star duo Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami.

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Two romance cynics run a business breaking up unhappy couples in this New Zealand buddy comedy.


Critic Reviews for The Breaker Upperers

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (1)

Their film feels marvelously shaggy around the edges - their personalities pop - until after a whiplash-funny first hour, they play it safe with an everyone-gets-a-hug Paul Feig-style climax.

March 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

To call the script "shaggy" would be far too generous. It's baggy and flat, and at its worst falls back into extremely tired (and insulting) tropes.

August 3, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The kind of female-focused buddy comedy that cinema could use considerably more of.

July 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The bad scenes are overwhelmed by the good, the laughs outweigh the mis-steps, the characters are great, and Sami and van Beek do an excellent job.

July 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Breaker Upperers is packed full of that awkward, dry-as-a-desert Kiwi wit - the unmistakable rhythm of a bloody good time at the movies.

July 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Though this uneven, yet endearing affair will find a loyal cohort of fans wherever it plays, it is hard to get away from the feeling this is more of a missed opportunity than a don't-miss proposition.

July 26, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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