Brokedown Palace
Brokedown Palace (1999)

Two carefree Americans embark on an overseas vacation that soon becomes a nightmare in this powerful drama. Alice (Claire Danes) is a headstrong teenager who wants to do something different to celebrate her high school graduation, so she… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 13, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lacks credibility and tension.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

about as thrilling as a long line at customs. The screenplay (is)apparently based on those recorded warnings played in airports... Danes and Beckinsale struggle to bring some conviction to a story sorely in need of it.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...trite, implausible, and annoying.

Michael Dequina

Perky print ads for this gravely earnest drama suggest a cosmetics campaign and, ironically enough, end up painting a more accurate picture of what the film is really like.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Offensively stupid.

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David Luty
Film Journal International

Far messier and more corrupt than the society it attempts to portray.

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Dustin Putman

A glossy Hollywoodization of a serious subject that is as far from the bright lights of Hollywood as could possibly be.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores friendship as a school of virtue where trust and honesty are always tested.

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Scott Weinberg

Teenage girls whine and pout in prison. Not as fun as it sounds.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Brokedown Palace is a powerful drama film about two friends that are accused of drug smuggling and are sentenced to spend 33 years in prison. The prison they… More
Dean King
A very good film based on true events. Great performances from both actressess. Has a made for TV feel to it but the story is good and well told. One of those… More
Dean McKenna
This women prison drama is powerful as the acting is excellent and the photography is stunning.
Leigh Ryan
Wonderful roles by Beckinsale and Danes.
Jason Spencer
This is a pretty good drama and the casting was great. I like that it lets you decide for yourself who did what at the end. It was a complete story.
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=darkred]Foolish teens today, thinking they can smuggle [/color][/font][font=Arial][color=darkred]drugs into East Asiatic countries and get… More