Broken Hill
Broken Hill (2009)

In this drama, an Australian teen tries to move beyond his rural roots in the Outback to become a musician. However, he gets distracted from his dream by the appearance of a rebellious new student at his school, whose beauty is matched only… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a picture with the ambitions of a Billy Elliot but the execution of an August Rush.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

The predictability is draining, hurting the lasting impact of this strange tale of unlikely musicianship. However, there's a curious spirit to the feature that makes it something to enjoy.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Broken Hill, with its picture-postcard shots of the vast Outback, looks good and fills a niche for families.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

For all its flaws and despite the limiting premise, this music-themed drama works better than it should.

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Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

Pleasant in a flavored-rice-cakes kind of way.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A hopelessly cliche-ridden tale that wouldn't be out of place on a family-oriented cable channel but is several sizes too small for the big screen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!..I sure love a good movie that has a FANTASTIC ending. This is one of those movies. Absolutely satisfying, fun, and enjoyable concert… More
Anthony Valletta
Some family films are a struggle to sit through, this is not one of them. Great characters, intriguing conflicts and great use of Aussie scenery add up to a… More