Broken Bridges
Broken Bridges (2006)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 9, 2007
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86%


Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A cliched attempt at a feel-good drama, Broken Bridges is schmaltzy, predictable, and stiffly acted.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

When you can get just as good on the Hallmark network, why drive all the way to a theater?

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

The kind of trite material that seems better suited for the small screen than the big screen.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

It's obviously intended as a star vehicle, but Broken Bridges turns out to be a rattletrap jalopy for country music performer Toby Keith.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

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.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

An imperfect but emotionally true and often magnificently acted drama.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Bobby Reed
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Coxxie Mild Sauce
"Keith plays a country singer who has fallen from the spotlight" wheee doggie! he really had to get in character for this didnt he!
Red Lats
We've all seen these stories before - drunk performer turns his life around, reunites with his estranged girlfriend and daughter and everyone lives happily… More
Leigh Ryan
Sweet and musical. My kind of movie...

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