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Breathe In Reviews

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September 5, 2017
A sombre, low-key, male mid-life crisis drama, full of meaningful glances, unspoken resentment and underlying regret.
August 15, 2017
Breathe In is at times melancholic and at others, too precious, which makes for a shaky film with some very good scenes.
December 9, 2014
Midlife crises, affairs, teen drinking, sex in indie drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
May 2, 2014
[Doremus] telegraphs the film's intentions early and builds at a ponderous, self-important pace toward a trite, unsatisfying finish.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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+
April 20, 2014
The screen sparkles with the sexual tension between Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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
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
April 17, 2014
Fine performances barely make up for this melodrama's narrative bankruptcy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
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
April 4, 2014
It does everything it should, except take your breath away.
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.
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
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-
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.
April 3, 2014
Although Jones and Pearce are interesting when onscreen alone, their chemistry is slightly off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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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