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Broken [DVD]
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on 18 July 2017
So genuine and devastatingly possible.
The used of location, atmosphere, character types shows this could be from a genuine account.
It showcases a variety of personality/class types and divulges in to each of their vulnerabilities, beautifully presenting them and completely relatable.
I think this is quite a masterpiece with a phenomenal cast that work incredibly well together.
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on 17 September 2017
I have watched this film twice now and it's still better than ever.....
I highly recommend this film and you certainly won't be disappointed....
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on 25 April 2017
Great storyline
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on 30 June 2017
JUST BRILLIANT !!!!!
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on 11 February 2015
Brillant
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on 16 June 2017
Exellent
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on 7 November 2017
Beautiful film, highly recommend
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on 25 March 2014
This excellent British film is not for the faint hearted. Set in a culdisac in an English town, three very different families, a widowed father with three out of control daughters, an older couple with a mentally damaged young adult son, and a single father with a teenage son and pre teen daughter.
A lie leads to a cruel beating, and things rapidly spiral out of control.
Excellent performance by Rory Kinear, and Tim Roth as the lone Fathers struggling to cope. A fine, delicate portrayal of the innocent, damaged Rick, from Robert Emms, and a wonderful debut from young Eloise Laurence, make this a film not to be missed.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 15 August 2017
The film is a well acted gritty drama and I'm not sure where the comic element mentioned in Amazon's plot summary comes in. Unless you find little brats on bicycles flinging bags of shit at passers by funny? Never mind. It's a dark story showing how one person's lies can have a devastating effect on pretty much everybody who comes into contact with this person. The film is not easy to watch, definitely not something you'd watch to cheer yourself up - not even in a perverse "my life could be a lot worse" kind of way. Not even if you're a huge fan of any of the actors involved.

The acting is outstanding throughout, and that includes the various child performances. As others have already stated, Eloise Laurence is sensational as the girl Skunk. Tim Roth, Rory Kinnear and Cillian Murphy are expectedly solid, all cast in slightly unexpected roles: Tim Roth is surprisingly tender as Skunk's loving though rather relaxed solicitor father, Rory Kinnear manages to give his impulsive and violent character at least some redeeming traits, and Cillian Murphy plays the hapless young teacher very well.

The DVD has English subtitles for those who need them, also an audio description track for visually impaired viewers. The extra features include interviews with numerous members of the cast and the filmmakers. I found the actors' takes on their various characters particularly interesting. And Murphy's estimation of what he himself must have been like as a student in school is bound to make anybody smile.
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on 29 May 2017
The interaction of families in a cul-de-sac, square or whatever, is a favourite of the tv soaps, but this is way more darkly realistic than that. The collection of characters and narrative threads connect to create a microcosm of a disconnected world, in which at first there seems very little hope. You find yourself disapproving of the actions and reactions of almost every character, until you realise they're mostly powerless to behave in any way other than the inevitable for them - you can understand their reasons, but in most cases, there are no excuses. While the stories unfold through an ensemble-type cast, the performance of Eloise Laurence as Skunk is truly outstanding, and Tim Roth is very good as her father. All the performances by the well chosen cast are sound, but I especially liked the sweet, downtrodden teacher, Mike, played by Cillian Murphy....just because.....
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