Don't Breathe

Don't Breathe

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Don't Breathe

From the writer and director of 2013's Evil Dead - and starring its lead, Jane Levy comes this suspense thriller following a young trio who rob the wrong blind man. Far more able than he appears, when the lights are cut out the victim gains a horrifying advantage. Produced by Evil Dead's Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert.

2016Rating: MA15+, Strong themes, violence and coarse language88 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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A muscular exercise in brutal, relentless peril.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Alvarez quiets his movie down to a game of cat and mouse, a luxury in a climate in which horror is all about maximum volume.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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While its script could have been written on the back of an envelope, its editing and use of sound design is a triumph.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

A genre film done spectacularly well. If you like your shocks hard, efficient and expertly delivered, this will be one of your films of the year.

4.0
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New York Post

New York Post

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Apart from its thin characters and occasional trite moments, as well as a silly attempt to set up a sequel, "Don't Breathe" is just about perfect.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A devious and demonstrative piece of home invasion mischief that also leans heavily, and ingeniously, on blindness as a crucial plot device.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A trapped-in-a-house thriller pitting thieves against an unexpectedly resourceful victim, the lean and mean pic offers scares aplenty and at least a couple of game-changing twists.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An intense, streamlined exercise in gruesome thrills, with a tiny glimmer of social context (it's all about the economy) which doesn't take away from the exciting struggle to get out of this house of horrors.

4.0
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Don’t Breathe is directed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette. When three thieves decide to rob a blind man’s house in hopes to score a wealthy sum, little do they know that the man is a more than capable of defending himself from any threats they may possess. With a simple yet intriguing plot, Don’t Breathe...

4.0
0

Two hallmarks of the horror-slasher genre are that we always take the victim's side and that we are cool with people dying multiple times. It's a genre that uses standard fear formulas like good and bad guys trapped in dark enclosed spaces, maybe a mad dog thrown in or an evil old man with awesome strength. The genre-bending Don't Breathe (2016) carves out...

4.0
0

They are kind of in between genres. Not a horror, nor a thriller. An intense thriller maybe. . Don't Breathe is really well done. The storyline is great. It takes its time to build up, laying down the groundwork, and then when it starts, there's little reprieve. . I didn't find it scary, but the overall tone and feeling of the film is pretty unsettling. I...

4.0
0

Don't Breathe is a tense and superbly executed home invasion thriller that moves at a breathless pace and is consistently entertaining. Excellent cinematography. Stephen Lang is fantastic and creepy as "the Blind Man". Grade: B

4.0
0

Spoiler Alert! I reveal some fairly minor plot-points about Don’t Breathe below – nothing big, but if you want to go into the film completely blind (heh-heh) turn back now… Don’t Breathe is a skilfully-made little thriller that gets a lot of things right that many modern thrillers tend to get wrong. It has a happy emphasis on suspense over gore, a clear...

3.0
0

Damn, Stephen Lang looks badass good for 64. He plays a blind, military vet, living alone in a big ol' house in the rundown part of town. All sad and lonely following the hit-and-run death of his daughter. Poor guy. Only, as three would-be thieves who break into his house one night soon find out, he’s about as helpless as a killer shark with a nick in his...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A muscular exercise in brutal, relentless peril.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Alvarez quiets his movie down to a game of cat and mouse, a luxury in a climate in which horror is all about maximum volume.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

While its script could have been written on the back of an envelope, its editing and use of sound design is a triumph.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A genre film done spectacularly well. If you like your shocks hard, efficient and expertly delivered, this will be one of your films of the year.

4.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Apart from its thin characters and occasional trite moments, as well as a silly attempt to set up a sequel, "Don't Breathe" is just about perfect.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A devious and demonstrative piece of home invasion mischief that also leans heavily, and ingeniously, on blindness as a crucial plot device.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A trapped-in-a-house thriller pitting thieves against an unexpectedly resourceful victim, the lean and mean pic offers scares aplenty and at least a couple of game-changing twists.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An intense, streamlined exercise in gruesome thrills, with a tiny glimmer of social context (it's all about the economy) which doesn't take away from the exciting struggle to get out of this house of horrors.

4.0
0

Don’t Breathe is directed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette. When three thieves decide to rob a blind man’s house in hopes to score a wealthy sum, little do they know that the man is a more than capable of defending himself from any threats they may possess. With a simple yet intriguing plot, Don’t Breathe...

4.0
0

Two hallmarks of the horror-slasher genre are that we always take the victim's side and that we are cool with people dying multiple times. It's a genre that uses standard fear formulas like good and bad guys trapped in dark enclosed spaces, maybe a mad dog thrown in or an evil old man with awesome strength. The genre-bending Don't Breathe (2016) carves...

4.0
0

They are kind of in between genres. Not a horror, nor a thriller. An intense thriller maybe. . Don't Breathe is really well done. The storyline is great. It takes its time to build up, laying down the groundwork, and then when it starts, there's little reprieve. . I didn't find it scary, but the overall tone and feeling of the film is pretty unsettling. I...

4.0
0

Don't Breathe is a tense and superbly executed home invasion thriller that moves at a breathless pace and is consistently entertaining. Excellent cinematography. Stephen Lang is fantastic and creepy as "the Blind Man". Grade: B

4.0
0

Spoiler Alert! I reveal some fairly minor plot-points about Don’t Breathe below – nothing big, but if you want to go into the film completely blind (heh-heh) turn back now… Don’t Breathe is a skilfully-made little thriller that gets a lot of things right that many modern thrillers tend to get wrong. It has a happy emphasis on suspense over gore, a clear...

3.0
0

Damn, Stephen Lang looks badass good for 64. He plays a blind, military vet, living alone in a big ol' house in the rundown part of town. All sad and lonely following the hit-and-run death of his daughter. Poor guy. Only, as three would-be thieves who break into his house one night soon find out, he’s about as helpless as a killer shark with a nick in his...

3.0
0