The Broken
The Broken (2008)

A woman is thrust into a world where everything is subtly unfamiliar in this edgy thriller from writer and director Sean Ellis. Gina McVay (Lena Headey) is a radiologist who is enjoying dinner one evening with her family and her boyfriend… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A British chiller lacking in strongly drawn characters, The Broken feels unfinished and undercooked.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Fleeting pleasures are undermined by an inane, directionless narrative, barely-even-one-dimensional characters and an overall sense of superficiality.

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

While the film might not work for fans of today's faster-paced horror/thrillers, The Broken is a creepy little pot boiler that's likely to get under the skin of many horror fans.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

This film looks good, is capably acted and builds excellent atmosphere. And then it gets lost, and so do we.

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Justin Chang
Variety

A brooding, atmospheric exercise in upscale psychological horror.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

The Brøken may offer a somewhat derivative resolution, but it gets there via an aptly fractured narrative, intertwining two radically different kinds of story type to disorienting effect.

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Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

I was on board with The Broken through the first three quarters, but the sucker punch of nothingness at the end soured me on the whole thing.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Ellis unblushingly borrows from older movies, from the famous (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) to the little known (Roger Moore chiller The Man Who Haunted Himself), but he does conjure up a spine-chilling frisson all his own when anyone passes a mirror.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This rather nutty thriller begins to fall apart the more it tries to explain its premise, but it maintains a terrific sense of suspense right to the end

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

A slick but unscary spine-chiller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Lanning : )
<i>The Broken</i> is a stunning metaphor for the depersonalization of a narcissistic society so mesmerized with self-image that it literally breaks… More
Dean McKenna
This is not bad as boredom, it's like 2008's <i>Mirrors</i>, and it's a mystery without a solution, a tense psychological drama that… More
Film Crazy
im not to sure i understand it really i love lena headey but this wasnt i good choice for her !! this movie i think misses the concept of a horror/thriller… More
Brian De Guelle
A well make thriller/horror with good performances and great direction with a intresting promise.Its is let down by what little gos on, there are sence of just… More
Bruce Bruce
Another 8 Films to Die for Movie from Series #, this is a twisted mine blowing movie, that has to be seen to beleive and figure out. Worth 4 stars.
A.D. Villarreal
Another film involving mirrors but unlike Aja's crapfest misfire this one is effectively creepy and a mature piece of work. Some will be put off by its… More