• Released
  • July 19, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 31 min
  • Drama
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Broken (2013) Synopsis
The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
It's the rare coming-of-age narrative that manages to respect the tricky ambiguities of shifting perceptions.
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70

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Rufus Norris’s debut film, Broken, is a fractured, tonally scrambled British coming-of-age movie with flashes of greatness and an intensely...
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70

The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
Broken may someday be remembered only as a minor footnote in Norris’ career, but it’s already a career worth following.
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63

RogerEbert.com

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An absorbing coming-of-age drama that suddenly, pointlessly self-destructs with an onslaught of cheap ironies and overkill.
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60

Total Film

By Neil Smith
Believably charts a girl’s coming of age but is eventually capsized by lurid melodrama.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
There are simply too many characters jostling for attention and too many competing plot strands in a not-quite-seamless marriage of...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There’s little doubt that the obvious parallels between this dark coming-of-age drama and “To Kill a Mockingbird” are deliberate. But while...
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60

Time Out London

By Dave Calhoun
If its script is a little unwieldy and overwrought at times, Broken is still a work of delightful moments and strong promise for many of...
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50

Village Voice

By Inkoo Kang
Unfortunately, Broken lives up to its mawkish title, and the slice-of-life tragedies of the film's first half devolve into manipulative...
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50

Variety

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Norris’ film does find a beating heart, if not exactly a focus, in the tender father-daughter relationship between Archie and Skunk, nicely...
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Rated NR