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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
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
Sam Fragoso
SFBay
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
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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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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-
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
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
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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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
March 28, 2014
Doremus' beautifully shot, naturalistic style means there are no soap-opera hysterics, and he gets strong performances from all involved...But it's hard to get over the fact that Jones, who was born in 1983, is far too old to play a high school student.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 28, 2014
Felicity Jones, who is actually 30, makes Sophie both irresistible and real, a somewhat open book of wonder and innate wisdom.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 28, 2014
Despite its title's implied urge to relax, refresh, recharge, "Breathe In" remains just a little too calm - and ultimately airless.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 27, 2014
"Breathe In" is a good enough movie that you wish the screenplay had further fleshed out its characters and relationships and emerged as more than a skillful sketch.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 27, 2014
This indie drama by Drake Doremus impressed me with the amount of mileage it gets from the simple premise without the affair even being consummated.
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
March 27, 2014
Benefits tremendously from contributions by Pearce and Jones, allowing the screenplay to seize a full sense of deliberation and impulse, fighting the writing for a welcome sense of authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 27, 2014
Sometimes, when it comes to getting across specific themes or ideas, creating a mood can do even more than developing a story or writing dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 27, 2014
The May-December romance is an overworked genre, but steady hands guide this one with intelligence to a sad but satisfactory conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 26, 2014
Top performances by Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones ... make the film emotionally rich.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 25, 2014
Well-acted and pretty, but slow and kind of PG-13 pervy, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 5, 2013
Doremus opts for a slow boil compared to his previous film's passionate whirlwind, while maintaining a sense of intimacy and urgency magnified by Jones and Guy Pearce's soulful performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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