• Network: AMC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2006

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. This elegant, shaggy dog of a 19th-century western takes us on a painfully human journey across the old West.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    If it weren't for the commercials and basic-cable cutaways from some violence, you'd swear you were watching a classic Western. [23 Jun 2006, p.66]
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    This four-hour gem is exquisite from start to finish, rife with the texture of its place and time, rich with human understanding expressed in everyday articulation and small gestures.
  4. The finest purely American TV film to come along in some time.
  5. Any fan of Westerns, or of Duvall, will not be disappointed if this "Trail" is followed.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. BernhardW
    Jan 20, 2008
    wonderfull epic film adventure.. Story great, pictures wonderfull, and people so much to love. thats the stuff keeping sole up. regards bernd
  2. HenryE
    May 22, 2007
    It's a beautiful and moving film, a masterpiece. Robert Duvall is truley a great actor.
  3. JuanaG.
    Oct 29, 2006
    When will BROKEN TRAIL with ROBERT DUVALL air again and on which CHANNEL?