Broken Lines
Broken Lines (2008)

An affluent Jewish man living in the suburbs with his loyal fiancée experiences a life altering crisis of conscience following the death of his father in director Sallie Aprahamian's introspective drama. Jake (Dan Fredenburgh) is a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Malcolm
This is London

[Bettany's] tour de force performance lights up the screen more than anything else.

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Laura Bushell
Little White Lies

Broken Lines is all about Bettany, who gives a fantastic performance. But even he can't paper over the cracks.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Dark and introspective, this romantic drama develops an intriguingly creepy tone as it follows two not-always-likeable people who can't resist falling for each other, even though it causes significant pain.

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Catherine Shoard
Guardian

There's a stonking cast - Paul Bettany as the waitress's disabled partner, Rita Tushingham as a knackered caff worker, Olivia Williams as the glossy fiancee - but they're saddled with dialogue sagging with thematic relevance or site-specific colour.

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Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

By no means totally broken, but it doesn't quite deliver the way it could.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Sincere but poorly scripted and badly acted by leads Dan Fredenburgh and Doraly Rosa.

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Total Film

Even Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams in support can't detract from a corny script full of dangling plot threads that resolves itself with a shrug of an ending.

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