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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Nothing terribly special here, but perfectly played and a spiritual cousin to such early ’90s indies as “Naked in New York” and “Ed’s Next Move.” show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film lacks the originality or wit to differentiate it from the countless other indie romantic comedies littering our screens. show more

  • 50
    Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

    Language of a Broken Heart has the Lifetime Network written all over it. It’s a fitting entry for that venue but as a theatrical feature, it’s simply not up to the task. show more

  • 38
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Part of the limp-rag ambience is due to Talt, who seems to be channeling Sarah Jessica Parker — which, unsurprisingly, does not work. Mostly it’s due to the script, which fails to meet the major romantic-comedy requirement of being clever about keeping lovers apart. All by itself, “The hero is kind of a drip” doesn’t cut it. show more

  • 12
    Slant Magazine

    A feigned attempt at a stereotypically quirky indie film that has virtually nothing in the way of formal sophistication or narrative ambition. show more

  • 30
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    Back to that question of medium: Scrubbed of the few, ill-fitting four-letter words that earned it an R, Language of a Broken Heart might have made a passable Hallmark or Lifetime TV movie, cushioned by the TV-movie context. But as a theatrical prospect, it’s a fail. show more

  • 50
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    Although Language of a Broken Heart, a romantic comedy written by and starring Juddy Talt, eventually drowns in clichés and predictability, it has a few decent moments of humor and some appealing performances that make it marginally better than most vanity projects. show more

  • 40
    Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times

    The film, directed by first-timer Rocky Powell, has a different happy ending in mind, one that adheres to rom-com formulas in a manner that should give it a second life on basic cable. Just don't expect to fall hard for it. show more

  • 10
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    Full of familiar tropes, exhausted rhythms, self-conscious references to genre forebears...Language of a Broken Heart, directed by Rocky Powell from a screenplay by Juddy Talt, is pure product. show more

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