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Breathe In Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
December 9, 2014
Midlife crises, affairs, teen drinking, sex in indie drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
A soft, pretty score and noteworthy camera work -- often close on the actors' hands or faces -- help keep this low-key film engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 2, 2014
[Doremus] telegraphs the film's intentions early and builds at a ponderous, self-important pace toward a trite, unsatisfying finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 21, 2014
Jones, outstanding as the other woman in Fiennes's "The Invisible Woman," seems adrift here and Ryan's Megan projects no desires past maintaining the status quo.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
April 20, 2014
The screen sparkles with the sexual tension between Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
A film about a May-December romance, it would be laborious to sit through at any time of year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 18, 2014
There's something flimsy and unformed at these characters' cores, something that no amount of jumpy close-ups, skittering sideways glances, and rainy music can make up for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
April 17, 2014
Fine performances barely make up for this melodrama's narrative bankruptcy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Sam Fragoso
April 5, 2014
It takes all of 10 minutes for Doremus' film to reveal itself to us: this is a movie about a conflicted father who has arrived at a crossroads, both morally and artistically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
April 4, 2014
Buoyed by some nicely nuanced performances (especially by Pearce and Amy Ryan as his dream-dashing wife), Breathe In never quite rises above its predictable potboiler premise.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
April 4, 2014
It does everything it should, except take your breath away.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2014
Every moment between stars Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones feels so much like an explosion about to go off that viewers may hesitate to so much as take a breath at the wrong time for fear of disturbing the film's delicate equilibrium.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 3, 2014
A breathy tale of a not-quite love affair, Drake Doremus' "Breathe In" is yet another skillfully acted indie drama that's never quite good enough to be memorable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
April 3, 2014
The superb acting can't turn narrative lead into gold with this story about the attraction of a foreign-exchange student pianist to her married host and teacher.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 3, 2014
The film needs more help than it gets from the script, which turns on facile coincidence and dwindles in originality as it moves toward its climax.
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
April 3, 2014
Although Jones and Pearce are interesting when onscreen alone, their chemistry is slightly off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Mohan
April 2, 2014
Pearce and Jones manage to engage in a will-they-or-won't-they pas de deux that at times approaches the intensity of the most white-knuckled thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kristy Puchko
April 1, 2014
Enough with the dramas about frustrated older men seeking a second chance at life and love through a barely legal girl. Please.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jim Brunzell III
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 31, 2014
Falters with a bland and predictable emotional connection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rodrigo Perez
The Playlist
March 28, 2014
Breathe In may telegraph where it's going late in the game and these irrational decisions might make for some frustrated viewers, but it is without a doubt one of the most emotionally poignant and heartbreaking movies we saw at Sundance last year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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