The Breaker Upperers


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.

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Critic Reviews for The Breaker Upperers

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (5)

A marvelously kooky, occasionally laugh-out-loud funny buddy comedy.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"The Breaker Upperers" adds some welcome irreverence to the homogenized mix of Netflix comedies.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

[D]irectors, writers and stars Jackie van Beek and Madeline Sami still give this film a wild energy that's absolutely their own, with jokes that take the audience from giggles to cackles to all-out shrieks.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The film coasts off the energy and rapport of this affable pair, whose smart-mouthed performances are full of pep and fizz.

Jun 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's a fun take on the buddy comedy, and certainly one that is unique, serving as a fun weekend watch by yourself or with your very own bestie.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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