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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Bucking the lava tide of computer special effects gushing out of Hollywood this season, the makers of Breakdown use old-fashioned ingenuity...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Breakdown feels at first so casual, so comfortable with its own small expectations (a good but unglamorous cast, a sturdy but unspectacular...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Breakdown exploits so many traditional thriller situations that any suspense fan vet can easily devote a hand to counting off the...
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80

Empire

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The great thing about Breakdown is simply that what you see is what you get. Want 90 minutes of edge of the seat tension? You got it. Want...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It starts slowly, but builds to a spectacular climax with hearty sound effects and deftly directed stunts.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Breakdown is a taut little thriller, the kind of well-crafted yarn that sets itself attainable goals and then meets them.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Breakdown is a fine thriller, and its ending is unworthy of it.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
There are echoes of Stephen Spielberg's "Duel," as well as "Roadgames," "The Hitcher" and "The Hills Have Eyes," but director/cowriter...
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San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
When you really think about Breakdown - and believe me, that would probably require spending more time thinking about the movie than the...
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Breakdown is the latest in a seemingly endless traffic jam of thrillers that opens strong but finishes abominably.
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