CORNER_SEAT CINEMA_POSTING’s review published on Letterboxd:
Hirokazu koreeda starts his film with fragmentation, it takes atleast a good 30 minutes make all these fragments get in singular with the main frame. This has been a structure we see in films that project honest mode in filmmaking, which go with undertone storytelling where nothing goes out loud. What made broker be a good movie here is the character staging and subtle motions.
The story stays as subtle to the motives of the characters as possible, the movements are slow and mostly basic, so basic we don't even realize its kind of a road trip film in its soul. Thats what the film does, its a slow narrative with a lot of engagement, so it doesn't feel slow.
The story was nice, a good feel good film, it explores a nice topic and creates characters slightly different from reality but makes sure they fit in naturally.