Not Easily Broken

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

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Critic Reviews

  1. Laughter through tears is director Bill Duke's M.O., and he hits the bull's-eye of that modest target.
  2. The film is likable. Its messages, many of them Lord-oriented, are all equally heartfelt.
  3. 63
    For most of Not Easily Broken, I wondered why the movie wasn't worse. Then I remembered it was directed by the veteran Bill Duke, who applies ample TLC.
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 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. 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 »