Breath Reviews

June 20, 2018
There is a moment in the third act where Eva calls Sando's old wise man shtick "guru shit", and it would be amusingly self-observant if the screenplay wasn't fully committed to embracing two hours' worth of that very new-age nonsense.
June 11, 2018
Visually appealing, but disjointed and largely unsatisfying.
June 3, 2018
Breath is an okay coming-of-age film but the Australian-set film doesn't really add anything to the genre...
June 1, 2018
In spite of his low-key ambitions, debut filmmaker Simon Baker doesn't yet have the eloquence as a director to get you on board.
Top Critic
May 31, 2018
I found Breath too long to sit through without dozing, which may be a good thing since it is a film with an inestimably slow tempo, offering numerous opportunities for naps.
May 30, 2018
Loses its potency whenever it's not focused on the sounds and textures that define Pikelet and Loonie's world outside of surfing...
May 22, 2018
The movie needed to be balanced by having one or two less surfing scenes in favour of discovering its elusive story hook.
May 10, 2018
The slight story-telling often feels inconsequential, and the sombre visual and thematic tone feels like every Australian social realist drama we've seen a million times before.
May 8, 2018
Despite its strained attempts at being a pensive, prestige picture, Breath is full of longueurs and thinly-drawn, dull characters who spend too much time staring off into the middle distance, a gesture that has become a cliche of Australian films.
May 3, 2018
Only occasionally does the transposition from page to screen find transcendence in cinema's shorthand and dynamism.