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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 21 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Unfortunately, for those who do not subscribe to the notion that God's dust smooths a marriage's rough patches, but rather hard work by people do, the message rings hollow. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Well-acted and involving. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The actors do what they can with the cards they're dealt but can't overcome the nakedness of the dialogue or the characters' actions. Duke does ensure that the production flows smoothly though. And those frequent injections of comedy do wonders. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The film is likable. Its messages, many of them Lord-oriented, are all equally heartfelt. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    For most of Not Easily Broken, I wondered why the movie wasn't worse. Then I remembered it was directed by the veteran Bill Duke, who applies ample TLC. show more

  • 50
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The whole thrust of the movie is to warn black women against emasculating their men. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    As bland as the Kenny G-style smooth jazz its hero listens to in moments of distress. show more

  • 25
    TV Guide

    Those looking for genuine drama should probably look elsewhere. show more

  • 50
    Stina Chyn Film Threat

    Coupled with decent acting but average cinematography and editing, Not Easily Broken hums more fittingly to the tune of a LifeTime television event. show more

  • 30
    Austin Chronicle

    It's fascinating how an innocuous film can suddenly flare up into offensive claptrap. show more

  • February 08, 2011 KSJMLHTFCHNP
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    This Movie is really good!!!! To make it even better, the movie stars my favorite actor and actress!!!!

  • March 04, 2009 Vernon
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    This movie was great. I felt bad about the young kids fatal swimming accident. I really felt for the mother up until she made a move on Morris Chestnut. It was really encouraging to see him turn down her advances though. I have to say that it is refreshing to see a movie without any nudity. This is one the whole family can enjoy.

  • February 11, 2009 MJPGamble
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    I thought that the movie was slow and boring, sorry.

  • January 15, 2009 darryl131
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    Cali131 I totally agree with Grace513 !

  • January 14, 2009 loventhafirst
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    I really like this movie! It wasn't hard to understand the plot! It had me laughing and on the verge of tears! It was great!

  • January 13, 2009 kdanreal
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    The acting by Morris and Taraji was great. If another actor/actress would of acted... this movie would be really corny. The story line was ok, it had to many life lessons in it. Save your money and rent it on DVD.

  • January 13, 2009 Grace513
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    I enjoyed "Not Easily Broken", I have loved Morris Chestnut ever since... "The Best Man", so I was very excited to see this movie after seeing all the trailers on TV. Today was the day. I went to see the movie and loved it. At times it seemed like everyone around me was crying along with me at times. This movie touches you emotionally in so many different ways. You will leave the movie examining your own relationship. Sacramento, Ca

  • January 12, 2009 PhillyGurlShay16
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    Honestly, I was expecting something funny and serious which I got but it jumped around waaay to much. I didn't really understand the story line & I was completely thrown off. It was just too much and at one point I was ready to walk out. It's not worth paying for, just wait until it comes out ON Demand .. Madea goes to Jail ; now thats something to look forward too.

  • January 12, 2009 Docmose
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    The movie was surprisingly fantastic, it was a joy from beginning to end that went through many emotional rollercoasters just like life. Johnny27

  • January 11, 2009 Joanne
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    i agree


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