Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 17, 2013
    Doggedly manipulative and yet consistently affecting, Broken piles on the miserablism to almost unbearable effect.
  2. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jul 14, 2013
    It's the rare coming-of-age narrative that manages to respect the tricky ambiguities of shifting perceptions.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jul 17, 2013
    Broken may someday be remembered only as a minor footnote in Norris’ career, but it’s already a career worth following.
  4. 70
    Rufus Norris’s debut film, Broken, is a fractured, tonally scrambled British coming-of-age movie with flashes of greatness and an intensely felt performance by a young actress named Eloise Laurence.
  5. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Jul 19, 2013
    An absorbing coming-of-age drama that suddenly, pointlessly self-destructs with an onslaught of cheap ironies and overkill.

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