Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. 38
    As bland as the Kenny G-style smooth jazz its hero listens to in moments of distress.
  2. Reviewed by: Theresa Everline
    30
    It's fascinating how an innocuous film can suddenly flare up into offensive claptrap.
  3. Reviewed by: Perry Seibert
    25
    Those looking for genuine drama should probably look elsewhere.
  4. 25
    For a film shamelessly trumpeting the importance of staying together through the hard times, Broken makes a disconcertingly convincing case for divorce.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. dooziedreal
    Feb 2, 2009
    10
    The movie was fantastico. I enjoyed every scene of the movie. excellent perfecto. It's motivated me to by the book. I goota get it. It captured al audiences, It wasn't just black. Full Review »
  2. JadeInTheATL
    Jan 13, 2009
    7
    One might expect preachy, but instead just life affirming. With the exception of the Mother-In-Law the characters are realistically written. The script creaks a bit as some scenes don't flow from the narrative but drop in like they were cut and pasted. It could have benefited from a few more re-writes. Bill Duke's direction is a bit choppy at times, but mostly well paced and thankfully unobstrusive. In a way an anti-soap opera, in that characters are not above temptation but are capable of resisting it. A Spanglish-lite. Full Review »