Breathe Reviews

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October 21, 2017
Altogether, Breathe is a difficult movie to peg, flawed enough to merit serious criticism, but redeeming enough to consider.
October 21, 2017
Breathe might have benefited from a little less burnish and a lot more soul searching.
October 20, 2017
It's a great story, but the fictional biopic Breathe is the most typical kind of slick Oscar bait.
October 20, 2017
We never see a single moment of strife within the Cavendish home, the family and their circle's upper lips so stiff they could serve tea on them.
October 20, 2017
...heavy-handed weather symbolism is emblematic of the first-choice, go-with-the-obvious filmmaking that makes Breathe a chore to sit through.
October 20, 2017
Breathe wants to be liked. What it doesn't do is genuinely engage or surprise, offering neat conclusions and platitudes where a little grit would raise its game.
October 20, 2017
Garfield and Foy do standout jobs of bringing honesty and realism to their roles, but "Breathe" often suffers from sucking in too much air.
October 20, 2017
Breathe has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.
October 19, 2017
It's a lovely romantic story, no question, but one suspects there was more depth and even darkness than we're given in this telling.
October 19, 2017
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?
October 19, 2017
A sappy tearjerker, so shameless in its employment of manipulative clichs that at times it seems almost a parody of the genre.
October 19, 2017
It's a rather hunky-dory, dainty depiction of what can't have been an easy situation.
October 19, 2017
Too much of this based-on-truth drama relies on sentiment, manipulation, a bruising soundtrack, and lax storytelling.
October 18, 2017
In the end, it really does seem these people were worth a movie, but that the movie is giving us only part of the story.
October 13, 2017
A fine directorial debut from Serkis, but far from a memorable one.
October 13, 2017
It's a plenty good story to tell, but even by the time the respirator takes its last gasp, I was ultimately unmoved.
October 13, 2017
Turn after turn the film is unabashedly old school, with gold hue flashbacks and vignettes that lionize Robin more than they advance the plot.
October 13, 2017
A tame, vanilla whimper of a period drama begging for a better treatment in more assured hands.
Top Critic
October 12, 2017
A period art-house romance that's drunk on sentimentality and sun-touched panoramas of the countryside ...
October 12, 2017
William Nicholson's script is a stiff-upper-lip ode with spice notes of plucky humor, but lacking a messy intelligence.
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