Broken Horses
Broken Horses (2015)

Having left town as a child after the death of his father, young music prodigy, JACOB HECKUM, returns to his desolate hometown after years only to discover that BUDDY, the child-like elder brother he left behind, now works for a notorious… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
New York Daily News

Inside some bad movies, there's a good one, fighting to get out. Inside Broken Horses there's just another bad movie.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

While Chopra attempts to crack the American market with a slice of cinematic apple pie, he holds up a mirror to how Hollywood's tried-and-true narrative of vigilantism connotes who we are, at home and overseas.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

[Director] Vidhu Vinod Chopra seems bent on outdoing No Country for All Men at all costs, which unfortunately include plot plausibility and a sustainable dramatic tone.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

[A] weirdly baroque modern-day Western that, while it boasts undeniably imaginative visual and plot flourishes, is far too absurd to take seriously.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

There are secrets and revelations in "Broken Horses," none of them revealing.

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Craig J. Clark
The Dissolve

Broken Horses lays on the heavy-handed symbolism so thick that every action is freighted with significance that the flimsy cardboard cutouts populating it can't support.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Mr. Yelchin's character looks somewhat at a loss about what goes on here, and who can blame him, especially when he visits the former music teacher who has lost his legs in a run-in with the bad guys and now lives in a house warmed by a flaming barrel.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

This wan crime drama plays like the equivalent of a Hindi novel that's been run through Google Translate. Everything feels rudimentary and slightly awkward, though it's possible to discern how the material might once have been powerful.

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Empire Magazine

Good-hearted but daft, Broken Horses aims for profundity and hits risible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Gimly Monocle
Virtually every character is dialled up to near-cartoonish levels. Anton Yelchin's Jacob in the lead role, is conversely so under the radar that he's… More