Breaking Point

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Released 2009

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Director:
Jeff Celentano
Released:
2009
Rating:
R
Steven Luisi, a once prominent criminal defense attorney, is attempting to come back to the profession after a struggle with drug addiction and a family tragedy. Steven stumbles into a high profile murder case, which will eventually lead him down a path that brings him face to face with his own demons. While trying to solve the case Steven teams up with an ex-athlete turned gang member, Richard "Beanz" Allen. With Allen's help, Steven discovers that there are deep connections between a corrupt police department and a vicious Gang leader called Bowen who's Steven's old drug dealer.

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  • 60

    Los Angeles Times

    As a diverting way to blow 90 minutes, you could do far worse than this gritty, sometimes nasty, mostly absorbing potboiler.

  • 30

    Variety Justin Chang

    Overplotted and underwhelming, Breaking Point is the type of movie that finds it necessary to invent a far-reaching legal/political conspiracy just so one guy can redeem himself by...

  • 20

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    After a particularly brutal, attention-grabbing start, Breaking Point quickly devolves into a flavorless stew of murder, corruption, blackmail and baby tossing.

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