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.


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

The Breaker Upperers Videos

The Breaker Upperers Photos

Movie Info

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

Watch it now


Critic Reviews for The Breaker Upperers

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (6)

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…

It makes up in freshness what it lacks in technique.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | 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…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Breaker Upperers


If you want to read the review I wrote for this, go to I can no longer post long reviews on here and I'm not writing two separate reviews for the same movie.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

Super Reviewer

The Breaker Upperers Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features