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May 21, 2017
An ambitious yet not-entirely-successful endeavor...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2013
Ellis unblushingly borrows from older movies, from the famous (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) to the little known (Roger Moore chiller The Man Who Haunted Himself), but he does conjure up a spine-chilling frisson all his own when anyone passes a mirror.
January 16, 2011
While the film might not work for fans of today's faster-paced horror/thrillers, The Broken is a creepy little pot boiler that's likely to get under the skin of many horror fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 1, 2010
The Brøken may offer a somewhat derivative resolution, but it gets there via an aptly fractured narrative, intertwining two radically different kinds of story type to disorienting effect.
July 6, 2010
This rather nutty thriller begins to fall apart the more it tries to explain its premise, but it maintains a terrific sense of suspense right to the end
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 13, 2009
This film looks good, is capably acted and builds excellent atmosphere. And then it gets lost, and so do we.
Read More | Original Score: 64/100
March 23, 2009
I was on board with The Broken through the first three quarters, but the sucker punch of nothingness at the end soured me on the whole thing.
February 5, 2009
A slick but unscary spine-chiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 5, 2009
Occasionally scary, often laughably portentous, never explained.
February 5, 2009
An extremely stylish, emotionally aloof film that lacks a strong enough story to create a great horror yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2009
Part mystery, part horror, it keeps us wondering what the hell is going on, while the sombre lensing ups the air of menace. The silly finale undoes a lot of the fine work, though.
January 30, 2009
Writer-director Sean Ellis is influenced by M. Night Shyamalan, and manages an approximation of both Shyamalan's habitual look and whispery melodramatics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2009
Fleeting pleasures are undermined by an inane, directionless narrative, barely-even-one-dimensional characters and an overall sense of superficiality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
January 30, 2009
This chilling moodpiece is both psychological thriller and ghost story, with each holding up a mirror to how the other half lives.
January 30, 2009
The tedium is almost as annoying as the sound effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 30, 2009
The Brøken is interesting and confident in some ways, though laden down with unfinished moods, images, ideas - and a few scary-movie cliches. It looks like a short film pumped up to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2009
Pompous and dour attempt at a psychological horror movie.
January 30, 2009
With a nod and a wink to Edgar Allan Poe and Hitchcock he has created a slick, supernatural thriller set in a cold and disquietingly quiet contemporary London.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2009
A slick if derivative concept is well served by cold, grey cinematography and a chilling sense of shadowy menace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2009
A cerebral horror that's more creepily unsettling than out-and-out scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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