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Not many movies like this get made, because not many filmmakers are so bold, angry and defiant.
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True art is a journey to somewhere you've never been, and there has never been a movie quite like Breaking the Waves.
A movie about the passions of simple people, and it's done with such extraordinary empathy and commitment that it all but pulls you under. [29 November 1996, Friday, p.A]
The longer the movie drones on, the queasier it gets. [6 June 1997, Life, p.3D]
If not for a somewhat forced catharsis during the epilogue (the weakest segment of the movie), Breaking the Waves would have been more wrenching than it is.
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