Box art for Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

children & family, drama

A runaway is determined to become a death-defying horse "diving girl

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
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common sense

ON for kids age 8
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
2 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
4 out of 5
Positive role models
4 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Girl-and-her-horse story with some peril might inspire kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this coming-of-age story of a determined and persistent young orphan might be inspiring for young viewers and teach them a bit about the Great Depression. Sonora falls quite a bit while training and bloodies her nose, and a major injury later in the film may be tough to take for younger viewers. But on the whole, the film is filled with positive messages of self-reliance and pursuing your dreams.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about what makes Sonora a positive role model. How does she make her dream of being a "diving girl" a reality, even when everyone around her tells her she can't do it?
  • How accurately do you think the film reflects the realities of the Great Depression? How can you find out more about real life during the Depression?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Eric D. Snider,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

This movie is okay. I guess I like it when she goes blind, and when cliff roberton tells her she needs bigger boobs.

- puffchunk, Tuesday, October 23, 2007

4 stars

Wonderful movie.

- dreamfaeries, Tuesday, November 7, 2006

3 stars

Gabrielle Anwar was 21 years old when she played Sonora. I thought she was maybe 14, no more than 16 except when she got her hair done and put on make-up I thought, "DANG! She looks 21." But then when the love scenes played out I became increasingly disgusted because she kept kissing a guy who looked like he was 30. Indeed, Michael Schoeffling was 31 in this movie. The huge age difference was very distracting to the story line. I couldn't tell if she was supposed to have grown older from the school days or if the love story was happening over a longer period. Other than that, this film was inspiring and fun to watch, even if Sonora was a bit of a spoiled brat. I still liked her for her fire and spirit. She was also very beautiful!

- crazydannielle16, Monday, May 16, 2011