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The Broken Reviews

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January 30, 2009
The Broken isn't a bad horror film. It's just not a film-it's scary footage that serves no purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
A Babel cast in a piece of free-associative gothic babble.
June 13, 2008
While it is big on atmosphere and features crafty camerawork it is running on empty when it comes to plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
January 30, 2009
This unbelievably ponderous British chiller keeps priming us for some shocking revelations - oodles of "scary" incidental music, ominous shots of the London skyline - and signally fails to deliver them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 30, 2009
This is hardly a horror classic because it takes so damn long for anything to happen. And when it does, the ideas aren't built upon, leaving you with the feeling the script is two or three rewrites away from a final draft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2009
The tedium is almost as annoying as the sound effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 30, 2009
Pompous and dour attempt at a psychological horror movie.
January 30, 2009
This is very much a case of style over substance, but the atmospheric camerawork never really compensates for the subdued performances and a derivative, increasingly ridiculous plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 29, 2009
Why the evil-doers need to do what they do is never explained. All we get is an atmospheric soundtrack desperately seeking a horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
February 5, 2009
Occasionally scary, often laughably portentous, never explained.
January 10, 2009
At it's heart there are some good ideas in The Broken but, as I said in the beginning, it's very, very slow in revealing those ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2009
This stylishly-shot psycho-thriller from Sean Ellis is a creditable stab at the horror genre, but it lacks pace and plot. There's not enough blood 'n' gore for horror fans, while thriller admirers may find it too slow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2009
Mr Ellis has some visual flair. He builds up a menacing atmosphere, and there are a few nasty shocks. However, he seems to have no sense at all of pace or humour. His screenplay is terrible.
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
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
January 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 30, 2009
The Sneak was left wishing another film would break through the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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