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The Breaker Upperers Reviews

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September 26, 2019
These improvisational comedy scenes often resulted in that sick second-hand embarrassment feeling you get when you watch someone you want to like succumb to stage fright.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 15, 2019
The Breaker Upperers' biggest downfall is that it lacks momentum and focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 3, 2018
To call the script "shaggy" would be far too generous. It's baggy and flat, and at its worst falls back into extremely tired (and insulting) tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 10, 2018
Abrasive, absurd and too dependent on shock value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2018
Though this uneven, yet endearing affair will find a loyal cohort of fans wherever it plays, it is hard to get away from the feeling this is more of a missed opportunity than a don't-miss proposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 3, 2020
The film manages to be several different comedic plots at the same time; odd couple pairing, screwball antics, quirky romance making it comedic gold that isn't present in it's Hollywood and even indie comparatives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2019
Having been cheated on by the same louse, Mel and Jen have a dim view of permanence. Putting theory into practice, the best mates create a two-person business dedicated to the undoing of ill-assorted couples, with speedy splits guaranteed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2019
In a time when female filmmakers are at the lowest end of industry statistics, The Breaker Upperers deserves attention on principle alone with [Jackie] van Beek and [Madeleine] Sami proving how gracefully the heavy lifting of constructing a film can be.
October 26, 2018
It's crude, vulgar and slapdash, so don't go along expecting the Lubitsch touch.
October 16, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.4/10
August 27, 2018
Brimming with proof that, given the chance, Aotearoa's female talent have their own stories to tell - and are no less hilarious in doing so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 3, 2018
The first film by a New Zealand female comedy duo, it's in-your-face bawdy, outspoken but also very funny showcase for their multiple talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2018
A new addition to the New Zealand invasion of comedy, with hysterical jokes, infectious energy, and an honest story about friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 16, 2019
Hilarious, genuinely laugh-out-loud and even funnier on repeat. LOVED it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 1, 2018
It's a brutally brilliant concept from Kiwi movie-making duo Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami, who are the brains - and brawn - behind this cheeky tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2018
From laughter to tears to tears of laughter, The Breaker Upperers delivers from start to finish.
February 15, 2019
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.
July 25, 2018
[Madeleine Sami and Jackie Van Beek's] chemistry, biting wit, and on point improvisations are genuinely mint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2018
Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek are worth the price of admission, but The Breaker Upperers is a significantly flawed, inconsistent, creaky comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2019
Laugh a minute romp about female friendship, The Breaker Upperers is witty, sharp and contains numerous dance sequences you're unlikely to ever forget
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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