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Reviews: The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)

broken_circle_breakdownReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Con il suo sguardo affettuoso verso l’America democratica e liberal ed il suo impatto emotivo travolgente, è uno dei più autorevoli candidati all’Oscar per il miglior film straniero ed ai premi di fine stagione
  • [New – 4/3/14] | Sean Axmaker @ Turner Classic Movies
    • Excerpt: It’s a powerful film that builds to intense, overwhelming emotions with a very human core.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: This amazing Foreign Language submission from Belgium plays like “Once” with more passion, tragedy and invention.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Once the film moves into its second hour, however, the wheels start to come off very quickly. The performances become bigger and less nuanced, the musical performances begin to look like padding, and the non-linear editing starts to look less like a clever means of exploring a relationship and more like a hack way of making the film look interesting without really trying.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río
    • Excerpt: La película está llena de emoción, sobre todo gracias a la enorme química que hay entre los dos protagonistas.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Audiences should know this film is a bit of a downer, not unlike “Blue Valentine” albeit with a sublime bluegrass soundtrack, but more to the point, this is a beautifully crafted, authentically moving, and raw-to-the-bone piece of work.
  • Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee
    • Excerpt: America can inspire such beautiful dreams of love, music, and possibility. Unfortunately, we all wake up eventually.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: 4.5 stars – one of the best films of the year!
  • Don Simpson @ Smells Like Screen Spirit
    • Excerpt: Felix Van Groeningen’s film is not an easy one to recommend because no one should ever have to witness a 6-year-old child as she goes through cancer treatment. Nell Cattrysse is so astounding in this role, though that makes it all the more difficult to watch.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
Updated: November 7, 2013 — 8:48 pm

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