88

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
Broken English takes 30 minutes to do what most romantic comedies manage with a simple montage. That's a good thing, by the way.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
As a director, Cassavetes is a keen observer of character and social interaction but not yet much of a visual stylist (which might also describe the improvisational dramas made by her actor/director father, John).
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As charmingly verklemmt New York women with bad luck in men and good luck in apartments go, Nora Wilder in Broken English has all the breaks.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Demonstrating that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, the screenwriter-director has delivered a well-observed film boasting highly realistic performances and dialogue, if not plot elements. But it's Posey's fascinating portrayal of a thirtysomething Manhattan single woman looking for love that lifts the film above its "Sex and the City" predictabilities.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Cassavetes, who wrote the script, proves her skill with actors in this woozy push-and-pull of slurred compliments and shaky hopes for whatever lies beyond the next day.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Posey is a delight throughout, and Zoe Cassavetes is clearly a filmmaker to watch.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Both neurotic and endearing, it's so carefully accessorized you may not even notice that, at heart, it's a standard-issue romantic comedy.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is a very good movie named "Before Sunset" that begins more or less where this one ends. Which tells you something right there.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A conventional New York-lonely hearts story made watchable by one element and one element only: Parker Posey.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Broken English doesn't break any code or offer original insights on the subject. But there's a spark whenever Posey and Poupaud are together.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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