The Breaker Upperers (2018)

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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 (31) | 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.

Mar 22, 2018 | Rating: B+
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The script is a marvel of understated hilarity.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5

It's crude, vulgar and slapdash, so don't go along expecting the Lubitsch touch.

Oct 26, 2018

Most importantly of all: it's funny. Really, really funny, consistently and constantly. The pair are a wonderful double-act on screen.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: B+

If we have the good sense we will throw our money at writer-director-stars Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek, because they certainly have a whole lot more to say.

Oct 16, 2018 | Rating: 8.4/10

The Breaker Upperers is a joy from start to finish.

Oct 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/5

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