Breathe

Breathe

Breathe

Oscar-nominee Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Claire Foy (The Crown) lead the directorial feature debut from actor Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes), a period drama following a happy couple who look to overcome the trials ahead when one of them becomes disabled.

Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life.

2017Rating: M, Mature themes117 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomanceFestival & Independent
92%
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

It's a plenty good story to tell, but even by the time the respirator takes its last gasp, I was ultimately unmoved.

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Variety

Variety

press

Keeps its eyes moist and its upper lip stiff to the last - but its sweeping inspirational gestures rarely reach all the way to the heart.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

While it's a given that [Andy] Serkis can wrangle the digital side, it bodes well for his upcoming Jungle Book that he can prioritise the internal on occasion.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This exceptional life ... is smothered by a cloying fairy tale romance that turns every challenge the couple faces into a lark.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

Remarkably neither morbid nor depressing given its theme, Breathe brings a stale genre a breath of fresh air.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Andy Serkis directs a brilliant Andrew Garfield in a flawed but moving take on the true story of Robin Cavendish, who defied polio to make a better life for himself and others like him.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

William Nicholson's script is a stiff-upper-lip ode with spice notes of plucky humour, but lacking a messy intelligence.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Its noble intentions [are] hobbled by a trite script, flat characters and a relentlessly saccharine tone that eventually starts to grate.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Manages to make the stereotypes work…

0
Vulture

Vulture

press

It's a plenty good story to tell, but even by the time the respirator takes its last gasp, I was ultimately unmoved.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Keeps its eyes moist and its upper lip stiff to the last - but its sweeping inspirational gestures rarely reach all the way to the heart.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

While it's a given that [Andy] Serkis can wrangle the digital side, it bodes well for his upcoming Jungle Book that he can prioritise the internal on occasion.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This exceptional life ... is smothered by a cloying fairy tale romance that turns every challenge the couple faces into a lark.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Remarkably neither morbid nor depressing given its theme, Breathe brings a stale genre a breath of fresh air.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Andy Serkis directs a brilliant Andrew Garfield in a flawed but moving take on the true story of Robin Cavendish, who defied polio to make a better life for himself and others like him.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

William Nicholson's script is a stiff-upper-lip ode with spice notes of plucky humour, but lacking a messy intelligence.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Its noble intentions [are] hobbled by a trite script, flat characters and a relentlessly saccharine tone that eventually starts to grate.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Manages to make the stereotypes work…

0

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