A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
|Release Date||:||August 25, 2016|
|Genres||:||Crime, Horror, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Ghost House Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing, Screen Gems, Stage 6 Films, Good Universe, Blind Man Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues|
|Casts||:||Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang, Franciska Töröcsik, Emma Bercovici, Christian Zagia, Katia Bokor, Sergej Onopko, Olivia Gillies, Dayna Clark, Jane May Graves|
|Plot Keywords||:||thief, murder, basement, kidnapping, pregnancy, violence, teenager, dog, held captive, blind, break in, dog attack, blind man, trapped in a house|
After Evil Dead's well-made remake, a lot of us felt that Fede Alvarez was a director to watch. With Don't Breathe, he definitely became a director I'm very excited to see future projects from.
I admire his knack to generate tension. After the film kicks off, there is really no stopping. It became almost unbearable at the end, nearly reaching the point of overkill. When you have a thriller filled with so much tension throughout its running time, there's only so much you can do before you start yelling "you gotta be kidding me" at the screen.
The cinematography was beautiful and moody and the performances were fine, except maybe Jane Levy, who I felt was too wooden, making her character a little bit unlikable.
Don't Breathe was a solid effort and a great addition to the home invasion genre with a little twist.