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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"That's a reasonable message, but it might feel more resonant if the script were a little fairer to both sexes."
‑ Hank Sartin, Time Out
"[It] has the saving grace of a lively sense of humor that certainly helps the spiritual medicine go down."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"The always immaculate, passionate and soulful Jenifer Lewis -- she could read the words in a phone book and make you feel it. The Hollywood veteran nearly saves the film."
‑ Clay Cane,
"It has all the philosophical depth of a greetings card message but it's underscored with a nasty little edge of misogyny."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"This is sermonising, not drama, and I suspect I won't be alone in finding it obnoxiously misogynistic."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"'Don't go all Waiting to Exhale on me,' advises one of Clarice's soul sisters late in the film. If only."
‑ Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"Not Easily Broken isn't perfect, but it is persuasive in its portrait of a husband and wife who must decide whether their frayed marriage is worth fighting to save."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"This is glossy, forgettable fare more at home as a TV matinée."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"What should be easily broken is a large china vase over the head of everyone involved in this profoundly creepy, yucky, and chillingly reactionary relationship drama."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"With its sermonising about the importance of being strong in the face of marital adversity - not to mention a sappy voiceover on the nature of suffering - the film feels more like a lecture than a drama."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Laughter through tears is director Bill Duke's M.O., and he hits the bull's-eye of that modest target."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"A well-crafted message picture disguised as soap opera."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It is unspeakably naff, unintentionally funny and unapologetically Christian. Judged on its own terms, it's a resounding success. But for non-believers it will likely prove a living purgatory."
‑ Ali Catterall, Film4
"Not Easily Broken is 99 long minutes worth of sobbing and hand wringing, with little insight and even less humour. Deadly stuff."
‑ Ken McIntyre, Total Film
"rather crude, occasionally risible, if never actively dislikeable melodrama."
‑ Karl French, Financial Times
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