The strength of Breakdown lies in the ability of its stars to make their characters interesting despite their lack of depth. Kurt Russell is one of our most reliable actors, capable of taking any role given to him and making it believable.
Before his untimely death in 1998, JT Walsh was the actor for hire when it came to playing good old boys with just a trace of slime to their underbellies. Roles like ‘Red’ Barr and his short but memorable character in Sling Blade are a testament to this.
Breakdown isn’t perfect and we don’t expect it to. What it is, is entertaining. That’s all we could ever expect of it.
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