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The Broken Circle Breakdown

HD   Unrated Closed Captioning

Felix van Groeningen

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About the Movie

A tattoo artist and a musician fall in love at first sight in this intensely romantic portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, set to an electrifying bluegrass score.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 93
  • Fresh: 76
  • Rotten: 17
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Breakdown's less convincingly scripted second half sputters more often than it shines. – Boyd van Hoeij, Variety, Jan 24, 2014

Rotten: Breakdown gets the music right and has the benefit of strong acting, but its unapologetically melodramatic plot has a tendency to throw everything at you but the kitchen sink. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jan 24, 2014

Fresh: Invigorating musical elements and the lead actors' potent chemistry can't entirely protect this tragic relationship drama from its encroaching shortage of subtlety. – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter, Jan 24, 2014

Fresh: Some moments of the movie might leave viewers feeling bereft or gut-punched, but the sublime sounds (along with the sweet and silly scenes of the pair falling in love) provide respites from the sorrow. – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, Nov 14, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Superb Tear Jerker

Very emotionally powerful story (it does have English Subtitles, by the way). The relationships are great, and you can identify with the characters. Thought provoking it touches on subjects of love, loss, faith differences and passion. The last scene fade-away had me in tears.

Biggest downer

If you want to be depressed , watch this movie. I dare ya. Music is great.

wonderful film

Definitely worth is a emotionally deep film with great music.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Foreign
  • Released: 2013

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