Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Boone
    Jul 26, 2013
    63
    The half-ingenious, half-ludicrous third act makes observations about class and legacy worth thinking about. It calls to mind Jeff Nichols's "Shotgun Stories."
  2. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Aug 5, 2013
    60
    A decently acted, often drolly funny, tautly directed thriller that proves to be a Russian doll of motivations, coincidences, and plot-twists; it would have been more satisfying if it weren't so unnecessarily convoluted.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Aug 2, 2013
    60
    Breaking the Girls isn't exactly a throwaway, but more an extended act of teasing foreplay, a movie that is fine for what it is but also never really shifts into something more.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jul 24, 2013
    42
    Literalizing "Strangers On A Train’s" gay subtext might theoretically have been interesting, but Breaking The Girls’ LGBT angle, like everything else about it, seems pandering rather than heartfelt — a “contemporary rethinking” of material that was once sturdy enough not to require a pseudo-sleazy hard sell.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jul 28, 2013
    40
    Babbit's flat direction has none of the lurid appeal or humor that (along with a much more appealing cast) sustained John McNaughton's notionally similar "Wild Things" through crazy plot contrivances.
  6. Reviewed by: Nicole Herrington
    Jul 25, 2013
    40
    An erotic thriller with too many twists and back stories to count.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jul 17, 2013
    38
    At the center of the film, festering like an open sore, is the stereotype of the psycho lesbian bitch.
  8. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Jul 25, 2013
    30
    Shamelessly exploitative, but never entertainingly so.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 26, 2013
    8
    If you go in with low expectations, this is a hoot. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously. Good sexy, trashy fun. I also liked the Indy flavor of the song choices. Full Review »