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  • Summary: While vacationing in Bangkok, Thailand, two girls (Danes, Beckinsale) become involved in a frightening turn of events that ends up with them being accused and tried for drug trafficking.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. 75
    The heart of the film is in the performances of Danes and Beckinsale after they're sent to prison.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    It's close to a no-win situation dramatically, culturally and politically, and Kaplan deals with it plausibly enough by concentrating on the performances and the interior conflicts they reveal.
  3. Brokedown Palace is good enough so that you wish it were better.
  4. 50
    Overall it's a colorful, diverting cautionary tale.
  5. 50
    We're stuck with contrived plot contortions, dull interpersonal interaction, and unconvincing dialogue.
  6. Just another lurid, contrived, xenophobic tale about Americans trapped in hideous foreign prisons.
  7. 20
    Kaplan's lustily awful film is to be avoided if at all possible, and if not, well, don't say I didn't warn you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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