Broken English
Broken English (1996)

Along with Once Were Warriors, Broken English effectively captures contemporary New Zealand as a society in transition. Broken English dramatizes how the effect of immigration to the cities of New Zealand by both its native peoples, the… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: January 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

An absorbing portrait of New Zealand's ill-blended melting pot.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the explosive power of cross-cultural love and the ways one passionate woman finds to escape the prison of prejudice.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The situation is not original, but the setting makes it seem so, and the director and co-writer, Gregor Nicholas, is alert to nuances of the characters.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film shies away from a lot of the dramatics it could have gone into, such as prying into the psyches of what drives people to blindly hate.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Zoe Cassavetes... lets Nora's complicated emotional story play out, and she finds in Posey a strong collaborator in catching all of Nora's tics and charms.

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