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63
The half-ingenious, half-ludicrous third act makes observations about class and legacy worth thinking about. It calls to mind Jeff Nichols's "Shotgun Stories."
60
Breaking the Girls isn't exactly a throwaway, but more an extended act of teasing foreplay, a movie that is fine for what it is but also never really shifts into something more.
60
A decently acted, often drolly funny, tautly directed thriller that proves to be a Russian doll of motivations, coincidences, and plot-twists; it would have been more satisfying if it weren't so unnecessarily convoluted.
42
Literalizing "Strangers On A Train's" gay subtext might theoretically have been interesting, but Breaking The Girls' LGBT angle, like everything else about it, seems pandering rather than heartfelt - a “contemporary rethinking” of material that was once sturdy enough not to require a pseudo-sleazy hard sell.
40
The New York Times
An erotic thriller with too many twists and back stories to count.
40
Babbit's flat direction has none of the lurid appeal or humor that (along with a much more appealing cast) sustained John McNaughton's notionally similar "Wild Things" through crazy plot contrivances.
38
At the center of the film, festering like an open sore, is the stereotype of the psycho lesbian bitch.
30
Shamelessly exploitative, but never entertainingly so.

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