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Broken Bridges
When a fading country music superstar Bo Price (Toby Keith) returns to his hometown for the funeral of his younger brother, a reunion with his high-school sweetheart drags the pain of the past into the present day and soon promises to change his life forever. Bo and Angela (Kelly Preston) have both lost the ones they love in a tragic accident, and now the time has come to say goodbye. For every end there is a new beginning though, and when Bo reunites with Angela and meets the daughter he has never known, the life-changing encounter stirs feelings that Bo had long-since buried after achieving… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Country star Toby Keith makes his acting debut in this rickety heartland drama, which was produced by Country Music Television and panders shamelessly to the traditional-values crowd."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"When you can get just as good on the Hallmark network, why drive all the way to a theater?"
‑ Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle
"The kind of trite material that seems better suited for the small screen than the big screen."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"It feels about as sincere and insightful as a Schlitz-induced rendition of Achy-Breaky Heart."
‑ Collin Souter, eFilmCritic.com
"The Country Music Channel's first foray into feature filmmaking is sickly sweet and thoroughly predictable."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's obviously intended as a star vehicle, but Broken Bridges turns out to be a rattletrap jalopy for country music performer Toby Keith."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Broken Bridges is one of those movies where most scenes start with a character staring out over a pond, sitting on a porch, or looking at an old photograph, just waiting to reminisce with whoever sidles up next to them."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"An imperfect but emotionally true and often magnificently acted drama."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Director Goldmann, who cut his teeth directing videos for Shania Twain and Faith Hill, never misses a chance to punch-up an emotional scene with a contrived, heart-melting music performance by one or more of his stars."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"It would have served Keith better to pick a project that didn't accentuate a character who stumbles around an aimless plot with the same confusion of Bruce Banner coming down from one of his 'smash' moods."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
"A limp, timeworn tale of a drunken has-been country star (Keith) and a TV reporter he had and lost (Kelly Preston) who meet again after returning home because of a tragedy."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Any viewer who can't predict the outcome of this modest flick must not be familiar with a certain genre to which it is indebted: the made-for-TV movie."
‑ Bobby Reed, Chicago Sun-Times
"Soundtrack sales seem to be the main motivation behind this corny and cliched Southern melodrama that marks the film debut of country music star Toby Keith."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"Broken Bridges is wrapped tight in the cloak of good intentions, soft-pedaling tired tripe about redemption, reconciliation, and finding solace in the bottle."
‑ Preston Jones, Slant Magazine
"Strictly for fans of Keith, or drunk people with bemused contempt for same."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, E! Online
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