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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. Brokedown Palace does have some plot implausibilities but Kaplan, manages to turn some hashed story lines into something substantial and emotionally affecting.
  2. Reviewed by: Laura Shin
    70
    The plotting could use some finessing, but fine acting makes this film worthwhile.
  3. 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.
  4. 50
    Overall it's a colorful, diverting cautionary tale.
  5. The specifics of their predicament are well handled -- being thrown in a Third World prison may be every tourist's nightmare -- even if the movie eventually goes soft and squishy.
  6. Just another lurid, contrived, xenophobic tale about Americans trapped in hideous foreign prisons.
  7. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    20
    The best thing about a movie like this is I never have to see it again.

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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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