Don’t Breathe – Movie Review
Don’t Breathe – R
Release Date: Fri 26 Aug 2016
Three teenagers get more than they bargained for when they try to steal from a blind veteran (Steven Lang.)
Don’t Breathe is a title with multiple meanings as it’s the best way to avoid the dangerous blind man. It’s also a feeling you’ll consistently share with the characters as the soundtrack disappears and the whole theater goes still. (Thankfully, this is an R-rated movie so your chances of seeing it with a mature audience is a bit higher.)
While the movie’s premise of a home invasion gone wrong may not seem like enough for the full 87 minutes, there are enough twists and turns even with minimal dialogue and exposition. The way the movie reveals just enough is a testament to its great pacing and overall direction from Fede Alvarez.
If this sounds intriguing to you, my advice is to see it with as little additional information as possible. It’s worth seeing with an audience.
Aaron and I saw it in the theater and had a discussion in the car: