Don't Breathe 2 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Big fans of the first film will surely appreciate Don’t Breathe 2, a brutal and intense sequel. It’s not as good as the first, but is just decent.


Years after the failed home invasion, Norman Nordstrom, the blind man, has been hiding for several years in an isolated cabin. He lives with a young girl and has recreated the family stolen from him by a drunken driver. Their quiet life together is soon shattered when a group of criminals invade their home and kidnap the girl. Norman is now forced to tap into even darker instincts in an effort to save her.

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Movie details

Director: Rodo Sayagues
Cast: Stephen Lang, Brendan Sexton III, Madelyn Grace, Adam Young, Rocci Williams, Christian Zagia, Fiona O’Shaughnessy
Writer: Fede Álvarez, Rodo Sayagues
Release Date (Australia): 12 August 2021
Runtime: 98 minutes/1h 38m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Serbia
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film’s themes include kidnapping, criminal activity and sequences featuring a sustained sense of threat.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains depictions of shooting and stabbing violence, as well as dismemberment, eye gouging and injury detail. These scenes feature large amounts of gory blood detail and blood sprays.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes several aggressive uses of the word “f**k”.

Drug Use (PG)

There are brief references made to drug dealing and “cooking meth”.

Sex (None)


mpaa rating

R (for strong bloody violence, gruesome images, and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Completely opposite to 2016’s successful thriller, Don’t Breathe 2 takes a focus on the original antagonist’s point of view, stylishly obliterating several greedy thieves. Although it’s frequently suspenseful and flawlessly intelligent, the writers of this sequel seem to have completely ignored the detailed shock of Don’t Breathe. Everyone anticipating a second chapter will be entertained, but thoroughly let down.

A sequel was inevitable after the original story of young thieves becoming the victims of a clever blind man’s tricks. But rather than focusing on revenge of the blind man or a second break in by the original thieves, fans will feel disappointed at the completely new storyline. It occasionally gets repetitive, but is still enjoyably intense.

Stephen Lang returns as the epic character, alongside an entirely forgettable new cast, apart from Madelyn Grace as Phoenix. It’s even more gruesome and psychotic than the first one, but is duller and not as easily-gripping. Including some brilliant ideas, Don’t Breathe 2 could’ve and should’ve been a total blast. Unfortunately, it completely fell short when it came to just a simple element: the plot.

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