Rent The Broken (2008)

3.0 of 5 from 92 ratings
1h 25min
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Set in the sprawling London metropolis, Gina McVey (Lena Headey), is a beautiful thirty something who works as a radiologist at a large hospital. At a surprise birthday party for her father we meet the people most important in her life. During the dinner party a mirror falls from the wall and smashes. The superstition of seven years bad luck creates a palpable tension in the air as they all clean up the debris. The next day, on her way home, Gina sees herself drive past in her own car. Thrown, she follows the car and the woman up to her apartment, where Gina finds a photo of her father with her double.
Shocked and bewildered, Gina flees the apartment and while driving away overshoots a red light and smashes into a truck. While recovering in hospital, and reliving the confusing experiences of the past few days, Gina starts to unravel a much deeper and darker secret that finally leads her back to her boyfriend (Melvil Poupaud) and father (Richard Jenkins) and the horrifying truth.
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Sean Ellis
Universal Pictures
British Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
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Run Time:
85 minutes
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
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Reviews (3) of The Broken

What was all that about? - The Broken review by CP Customer

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Very strange! Thought it might be quite good but despite waiting for it to improve it never did. Wooden acting and no explanation - I was lost and did not understand at all what exactly happened. Dopplegangers abounded and this merely served to confuse. If you like testing your powers of deduction then rent if no - don't.

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Give it a miss - The Broken review by CP Customer

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Probably the worst movie I have seen in awhile. Calling the movie slow would be an understatement. A drip from the wall was shown for 5 min. Slow, pointless, um maybe an ok ending(which i did guess though). My advice....... watch another movie!

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befuddled mess!!! wot not to watch - The Broken review by CP Customer

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reading the write up on the film description looked like this could be quite a good Brit horror.

The only sustained threat was waiting for one of the cast to cut themselves on the increasing number of broken mirrors !!! Unfortunately this did not happen :(

It moved at a tortoise like pace from beginning to end.

It is similar to Mirrors with Keifer Sutherland which again was rubbish !!!

The acting was robot like and everyone kept a serious face through a farcial film..

At times it tried to be Hitchcock like with certain camera angles but dont be fooled this film is a waste of time.

The badly timed 'atmospheric' music does nothing to heighten any tension - there is none.

The only thing you are left with is feeling very confused as to what you have been watching and not helped by the sudden ending of the film which does not explain ANYTHING that you have been viewing for so long.

So my advice is do not rent - only if you like watching films that have no meaning, explanation or substance.

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