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Breaking In Reviews

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February 7, 2019
The biggest problem with Breaking In is that you can see a fairly clear path to a much better movie. What could have been a fun upending of expectations turned into a rote checklist of those very same expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 3, 2019
In more adroit hands, such a set-up could yield tense cat-and-mouse thrills, but the twists in Breaking In are all too predictable and so are the characters. Still, Union gives it her best shot as the resourceful heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2019
Quick, disposable entertainment that leaves you wanting to see Union given a meatier action role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 21, 2018
This isn't one of the best of the class, but the film delivers what it promises. Think of it as a good bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2018
Breaking In boorishly fails to break out of norms in the family-in-peril genre and should therefore be left to its own malfunctioning devices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 30, 2018
If it wasn't for a studio marketing department thinking maybe it could be pushed as Mother's Day programming, it feels like something that would've gone straight to Redbox.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
October 29, 2018
All of the makings of a campy good time are [present]. Unfortunately, the movie takes itself too seriously in all the wrong ways to be fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 29, 2018
There aren't enough surprises in Breaking In to make it anything more than a passable B-movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2018
The film features one great casting decision and is mercifully only 88 minutes long. Beyond that, I've got nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 10, 2018
So if you thought Breaking In was going to shatter the glass ceiling of genre-based thrillers - (I'm sure many of you assumed it would) - I'm sorry to report: it doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 28, 2018
If you are the kind of person who watches a lot of movies, then Breaking In will feel like a scheme you know by heart.
August 27, 2018
Though little more than a mishmash of domestic thriller clichés, still, with a bit of style and a little creativity, it could make for a tense and brisk 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
August 26, 2018
McTeigue doesn't deepen the story as much as is wanted, but, somehow, from the brutality of the prologue, is able to convey all necessary motivations in and out of action. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2018
Wastes potential on something what could've been an entertaining vehicle for Gabrielle Union who deserves much better roles than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 14, 2018
This is the sort of movie that not only asks the audience to leave their brains at the door, but to throw it out the window.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 10, 2018
All-in-all, it's a satisfying thriller that will leave you wanting to hit the gym and learn a few self-defense moves of your own.
August 10, 2018
Breaking In is a star vehicle that, for Union's sake if nothing else, you wish could zoom by a little faster.
August 7, 2018
The criminals are such predictable types that we know exactly how they'll interact with the victims and each other.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 3, 2018
The film has certain old-school pleasures. Director James McTeigue's approach is refreshingly back-to-basics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 19, 2018
Mixing and subverting narrative tropes -- Breaking In is tense and thrilling, creating a good deal of suspense as well as gratification.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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