Breathe Reviews

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January 27, 2020
Andy Serkis' first directorial effort is traditional to a fault. His sole focus seems to be to move the plot forward, in circumstances the best moments of Breathe take place whenever he takes the foot off the gas.
September 27, 2019
Everybody else is a haze of very British window-dressing and they play their parts without fuss or sentimentality. Lest you construe that as a compliment, I'll make it clear that it's a shame, because a little bit of syrup might've spiced things up.
January 24, 2019
With just the slightest shift of his glance or the quiver of his lip, Garfield conveys as much as his grandest gestures in other films.
August 27, 2018
I never quite felt like Breathe could move past being a collection of scenes stitched together, nice though some of them were.
January 8, 2018
It's a story that is conventional and told in such a simple an well-intentioned way that it almost has a lack of emotion or conflict. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 27, 2017
Good performances by Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy are not enough to captivate us. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 27, 2017
Preventing the film from becoming as inspiring as it so clearly wants to be is that [Andy] Serkis seems unable to entirely trust the audience. His habit of underlining the moments of uplift ultimately tips the film into triteness.
December 27, 2017
Breathe is an interesting, if ineffectual biopic.
December 22, 2017
Ultimately proves heavy on sentiment but light on emotional impact.
December 11, 2017
Though produced by Robin's son Jonathan, it never amounted to a stirring film even if its intentions were noble.
November 24, 2017
Although Garfield and Foy give great performances, Andy Serki's directorial debut get's lost in cliche, sugarcoated biopic land. [Full review in Spanish]
November 16, 2017
Serkis's movie addresses important issues such as disability and euthanasia, but the sentimental storytelling detracts from its power.
November 15, 2017
...a well-intentioned, well-acted misfire.
November 15, 2017
Breathe is a simple movie with great aspirations, but is short on execution. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 12, 2017
...one that would have best been served as a documentary...
November 9, 2017
Serkis decently apes Anthony Minghella's historical-romance aesthetic in the film's early stretches, but can't find a unique angle on this well-trod material, distinguishing himself mostly with questionable stylistic quirks.
November 1, 2017
Devoid of fully realized characters, Breathe feels like an awards campaign in search of a film.
October 24, 2017
I had trouble caring about almost anything that was transpiring, not exactly the outcome I expected before sitting down to give this film a look.
October 24, 2017
Glibly superficial, it's Inspirational, yet flawed, lacking the compelling depth of Stephen Hawking's saga "The Theory of Everything."
October 21, 2017
First-time director Andy Serkis and screenwriter William Nicholson fail to tell a proper narrative, instead relying on disability alone to be the story.
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