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Don't Breathe

Horror


 

A group of friends break into a wealthy blind man's house to steal a large amount of money; however things become more sinister than they originally had planned.

"Don't Breathe" is a well-executed, home-invasion/heist hybrid, brimming with enough claustrophobia and suspense to keep audiences in a constant state of anxiety. The combination of an unhinged ex-military blind man as well as the senses of sight and sound becoming dangerous antagonists make for an incredibly stressful game of cat and mouse. While there are enough twists to keep things unnervingly interesting, the film does rely on some standard horror clichés in order to keep the story progressing; particularly flawed characters doing bad things with good intentions. When it's all over, you'll be glad to take a breath.

Stefan Sgarioto

Wide Release 1st September 2016
Sony Pictures 88 mins