“"Broken" is a gripping social drama and a depressing situation report.
“ Not particularly because of the subject matter, which involves "difficult" themes (bullying, abuse, mental illness), but because of the worthy, dull, predictable and o so British way with which they were dealt.
“ The lack of consistency is flagrant and the script turns out to be quite bland and uninteresting despite some well though-out transitions and a certain sincerity that manages to emerge.
“ Just a stunning, harsh, real, heat-warming film.
“ The final 30 minutes will keep you on the edge of your seat with a an intensity that is hard to find.
“ A breathtaking film .
“ Broken (2012)A high stakes middle class melodrama that gets more and more intense—and improbable —as it goes.
“ Amazingly heartfelt and riveting to watch.
“ Occasionally we jump forwards by minutes as if reading an exciting novel, our eyes sprinting ahead until our brain slows us down, then seamlessly we step back to see in everything fully and in order.
“ Bland .
“ Forget the whimsy of Rachel Portman (Chocolat) or the rousing scores of John Williams (do you really need me to tell you?
“well done, intense .
“ So to those people who might be influenced by other reviews saying that this is a great movie then please listen to me when i say that this is a waste of your time.
“ A gripping social drama and a depressing situation report with a brilliant performance of Eloise Laurence .
“ The entire cast is first class – this is the first film experience for Eloise Laurence and she is stunning, as are Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy and the rest.
“All in all, Eloise Laurence's riveting presence on screen was I think the true heart of the film.
“ Its the dramatic coming of age story of an 11 year old girl affectionately named Skunk.
“ The movie was so dragging and have i said it was boring?!?!
“ This was plainly and simply boring.
“ I found some parts of the film to be a little slow, so I wouldn't recommend this film to casual movie lovers who enjoy high budget Hollywood films.
“ It's a gripping social drama.
“ It is very engaging although some parts are unrealistic.
“ Those were the only good parts of the movie because the rest of it was really boring.
“ The stories of the three families within the cul-de-sac are all compelling and well integrated into Skunk's world.
“ She keeps Skunks emotions right on the edge of her sleeves which makes her performance more real.