75

Entertainment Weekly

Laughter through tears is director Bill Duke's M.O., and he hits the bull's-eye of that modest target.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film is likable. Its messages, many of them Lord-oriented, are all equally heartfelt.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For most of Not Easily Broken, I wondered why the movie wasn't worse. Then I remembered it was directed by the veteran Bill Duke, who applies ample TLC.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Unfortunately, for those who do not subscribe to the notion that God's dust smooths a marriage's rough patches, but rather hard work by people do, the message rings hollow.
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50

Film Threat

By Stina Chyn
Coupled with decent acting but average cinematography and editing, Not Easily Broken hums more fittingly to the tune of a LifeTime television event.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The actors do what they can with the cards they're dealt but can't overcome the nakedness of the dialogue or the characters' actions. Duke does ensure that the production flows smoothly though. And those frequent injections of comedy do wonders.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Well-acted and involving.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
The whole thrust of the movie is to warn black women against emasculating their men.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
As bland as the Kenny G-style smooth jazz its hero listens to in moments of distress.
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25

TV Guide

Those looking for genuine drama should probably look elsewhere.
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43 out of 100
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