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      Breakaway

      PG-13 2011 1 hr. 41 min. Comedy List
      17% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 38% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A young man is torn between his traditional Indo-Canadian family expectations and his dreams of playing hockey. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Don't rely on the negative critical reviews, if you are a hockey fan, you will enjoy this movie, it's a nice breezy canadian movie based on a Canadian sport. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member OK I have been wanting another fun hockey movie for what seems like a decade. Reasons I love this movie. 1. The hockey scenes are fun and the people can actually play a little. 2. There is a legit choreographed Bollywood style ice skating dance dream sequence that is hilarious. 3. A random Drake cameo because Canada. 4. It helps open hockey to more cultures and in turn a learned a little more about Sikh head wraps and a sport Kabaddi. 5. I liked the family focused story. (I didn't care for Goon) 6. There is a sweet obligatory Bollywood video at the end that includes the cast and ..... Ludacris which is fun & hilarious. 7. The whole movie is well put together with a cohesive story that is both creative and enjoyable. My only complaint is that I didn't see this movie sooner... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Horrible. Watched for free and still feel ripped off. Would have burned down the theater had I bought a ticket. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Frances H I wanted to like this movie, but I found myself being more bored than not. The figure skating and music numbers were lively, but otherwise the charm of it's inspiration, Bend It Like Beckham, was just missing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/17/13 Full Review Audience Member Not at all unwatchable or without charm, but I can't help feeling this movie was trying to recreate the successes of ,"Bend It Like Beckham" only in this movie the male lead is an Indian Canadian who plays hockey (not a young Indian British girl who plays soccer). They even have the same actor reprising his role as the uncompromising, traditional Indian father! Lightweight and predictable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Predictable and uncomplicated. A fun little romantic comedy with a wonderful bollywood ice dance scene. A humorous exploration of Indo-Canadian culture clash. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kate Taylor Globe and Mail With a script credited to five writers including its star Vinay Virmani, it is a movie that keeps skating madly off in different directions and desperately needs more coaching than director Robert Lieberman provides. Rated: 2/4 Sep 30, 2011 Full Review Peter Howell Toronto Star [A] pleasant timewaster, which has a good cast but a not-so-good script. Rated: 2/4 Sep 30, 2011 Full Review Dennis Harvey Variety There are no surprises here, with father-son crisis and reconciliation, scaled-down quasi-Bollywood production numbers and the climactic big game all arriving on cue. Sep 20, 2011 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse It's amazing that a country which professes to love hockey makes such lame movies about the sport. Rated: 1/5 Jan 31, 2021 Full Review Louis Proyect rec.arts.movies.reviews Much better than the other reviews reflect. A feel-good entertainment that sheds light on the misunderstood but heroic Sikh peoples. Now available on Netflix streaming, see for yourself and don't rely on the critics. Jul 13, 2013 Full Review Kevin Williamson Jam! Movies The shakiest scenes in Breakaway, a hockey-meets-Bollywood mash-up about skating Sikh-Canadians, occur on the ice. Take that for what you will. The rest of this nimbly-paced but routinely-plotted sports fable is tolerably more entertaining. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 30, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A young man is torn between his traditional Indo-Canadian family expectations and his dreams of playing hockey.
      Director
      Robert Lieberman
      Executive Producer
      Paul Gross, Akshay Kumar, Andre Rouleau, Clayton Peters
      Screenwriter
      Noel S. Baker, Jeff Schechter, Vinay Virmani, Matt Simmons
      Production Co
      Caramel Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Language)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 24, 2012