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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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). show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

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

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 88
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

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

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Posey is a delight throughout, and Zoe Cassavetes is clearly a filmmaker to watch. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    For all its impeccable indie credibility, writer-director Zoe Cassavetes' bittersweet romance is little more than a hipster chick flick in which the same old smart women make the usual foolish choices. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A conventional New York-lonely hearts story made watchable by one element and one element only: Parker Posey. show more

  • May 22, 2008 mwblum
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    Longest 96-minute movie ever made. Pointless. Enough said.

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