• Released
  • July 26, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 23 min
  • Drama


By Steven Boone
The half-ingenious, half-ludicrous third act makes observations about class and legacy worth thinking about. It calls to mind Jeff Nichols's "Shotgun Stories."
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Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
A decently acted, often drolly funny, tautly directed thriller that proves to be a Russian doll of motivations, coincidences, and plot-twists; it would have been more satisfying if it weren't so unnecessarily convoluted.
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Los Angeles Times

By Mark Olsen
Breaking the Girls isn't exactly a throwaway, but more an extended act of teasing foreplay, a movie that is fine for what it is but also never really shifts into something more.
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The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
Literalizing "Strangers On A Train’s" gay subtext might theoretically have been interesting, but Breaking The Girls’ LGBT angle, like everything else about it, seems pandering rather than heartfelt — a “contemporary rethinking” of material that was once sturdy enough not to require a pseudo-sleazy hard sell.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Babbit's flat direction has none of the lurid appeal or humor that (along with a much more appealing cast) sustained John McNaughton's notionally similar "Wild Things" through crazy plot contrivances.
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The New York Times

An erotic thriller with too many twists and back stories to count.
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
At the center of the film, festering like an open sore, is the stereotype of the psycho lesbian bitch.
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The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
Shamelessly exploitative, but never entertainingly so.
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42 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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