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Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

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  • Summary: Broken Bridges is a bittersweet story of former high school sweethearts, Bo Price (Keith) and Angels Delton (Preston), who return home after the deaths of their younger brothers and are forced to deal with the past and the future. Keith (in his feature film debut) plays a country music singer who has fallen from the spotlight. His life changes when he returns home and reunites with his true love and meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time. (Paramount Vantage) Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. 50
    The Country Music Channel's first foray into feature filmmaking is sickly sweet and thoroughly predictable, and woefully underuses veterans Harper and Reynolds, but it features some stirring performances, including BeBe Winans and Willie Nelson dueting on "The Uncloudy Day."
  2. Get the soundtrack; wait for the movie to come to CMT.
  3. Keith -- a consistent hit-maker who wrote the controversial 9/11 song "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" -- has a future in movies if he wants it. Hopefully, they'll be better ones than this.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    It's obviously intended as a star vehicle, but Broken Bridges turns out to be a rattletrap jalopy for country music performer Toby Keith.
  5. 30
    Keith is an awkward, galumphing presence, but he's more fun to watch than Kelly Preston as the girl's uptight mother.
  6. 25
    Country Music Television's answer to "Elizabethtown."
  7. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    20
    Director Goldmann, who cut his teeth directing videos for Shania Twain and Faith Hill, never misses a chance to punch-up an emotional scene with a contrived, heart-melting music performance by one or more of his stars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. ElsieteeT.
    Jan 8, 2007
    10
    I absolutely LOVED this movie! I thought Toby did an excellent job, and even though the plot was somewhat predictable, I thought it was portrayed in a creative and believable manner. The soundtrack was wonderful! Three thumbs up! Expand
  2. LayneH.
    Dec 16, 2006
    10
    I thought Broken Bridges was incredible! It's one of my favorite movies of all time. It's about life, and it's ups and downs. It stirred my heart. Lindsey Haun's performance of "Broken" was wonderful. Why is she not a Country Music superstar? "Broken" is my #1 on CMT's Top-20. Expand
  3. AmandaM.
    Nov 27, 2008
    10
    I think that this was one of the best movies that I have ever seen. I love movies based in the south. Toby Keith and Lindsay Haun are awesome.
  4. JanetB.
    Jan 25, 2007
    10
    My husband and family have watched this about 6 times. It's a KEEPER! It touched many aspects of everyday life and how people struggle through everyday events. I read the review above and disagree completely. The actors did a great job and Toby has a great future in the movie business after this. We need more movies like this. Expand
  5. JanellaS.
    Mar 10, 2007
    10
    I have watched this movie several times now. Always a good place to stop when flipping channels. The final song leaves me in tears everytime. And the performances are great - I forget that it is Toby's first. It is a little predictable, but it doesn't just jump from begining to end without some emotional dues paid. Expand
  6. DeannaP.
    Jul 29, 2007
    10
    I enjoyed it throughly. Clean without sex, drugs and violence. Really nice to see this... all the actors were great and I love Toby's songs. any of them . The girl is great singer.. thanks Toby and all. Expand
  7. soniccommand
    Sep 9, 2006
    3
    Official worst cast award...besides that its ok and entertaining but I mean come on OFFICAL WORST ACTING AWARD!

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