don't breathe movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s very twisted and gripping, and is an awesome movie for thriller fans. Don’t Breathe is an entertaining, violent crime-thriller featuring a blind man epically take down young, greedy thieves.


Three young thieves break into the house of a wealthy blind man in an attempt to steal his money. But the attempted robbery turns into a game of cat-and-mouse when they discover that he is not as defenceless as he seemed.

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Movie details

Director: Fede Álvarez
Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang
Writer: Fede Álvarez, Rodo Sayagues
Release Date (Australia): 1 September 2016
Runtime: 88 minutes/1h 28m
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film’s themes are mainly concerned with criminal activity, sustained threat and the attempted insemination of a woman against her will.

Violence (MA15+)

Violent content includes people being attacked, beaten by blunt objects and shot, resulting in spurts and spatters of blood.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes aggressive use of “f**k” language.

Sex (M)

There are occasional sex references that are moderate in impact.

mpaa rating

R (for terror, violence, disturbing content, and language including sexual references)

Aussie boy's thoughts

An intelligent blind man cleverly tackles three greedy thieves in this deeply uncertain, suspenseful and vicious horror movie. Thriller fans will adore every unique detail surrounded by heart-clenching soundtrack and sustained twists in Don’t Breathe, leaving us with a churning stomach.

Thanks to the clever plan designed by Fede Álvarez, the storyline succeeds to engage us before tossing us into the gripping and shocking game of ‘cat-and-mouse’. Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto stage menacing thieves who target a blind man, who they underestimate and become the scared aim of their prey. Stephen Lang is clearly very good here as well.

There’s tension, violence and scares, so it’s a great selection for horror fans. However, Don’t Breathe follows the kind of style that’ll definitely bore many. Audiences who anticipate a full-on exciting and uneasy feeling of dread will encounter just that! It’s easy to understand why some people won’t enjoy the type of suspense in Don’t Breathe, as it really is just the excitement of people being hunted by a capable blind person and that tensity can be slow. But it lives up to its name and is efectively-crafted.

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