Critic Consensus: Strong performances from Breathe's well-matched leads help add an edge to a biopic that takes a decidedly heartwarming approach to its real-life story.
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Critic Reviews for Breathe
Garfield and Foy do standout jobs of bringing honesty and realism to their roles, but "Breathe" often suffers from sucking in too much air.
Breathe has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.
This is a film that rises above the doldrums. It inspires in the best way, in large part because it's based on a true story.
Thirty minutes in, we're pretty sure we know how the movie is going to turn out - even if we're unfamiliar with Robin's remarkable journey and his lasting impact. That doesn't mean Breathe isn't worth seeing.
If its subject were around to see this film, would he appreciate the tender care that his son obviously took in making it? Or might he be annoyed to have so little attention paid to what he himself was thinking?
Audience Reviews for Breathe
This is another great performance from Andrew Garfield in what is a touching and heartfelt story about overcoming serious illness. As this is a real-life story it is even more poignant, especially seeing the strength of character shine through that also led to a medical innovation now common all over the world. Highly recommended.
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