Don't Breathe Reviews

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October 9, 2019
This is a technically proficient thriller with consummate pacing, but once the gasps and screams give way to characterisation we are very much back... with a tacky revelation that threatens to overshadow Lang's towering physical performance.
November 18, 2018
While this movie isn't a complete failure, on the whole it's just average with a few interesting spots. For a genre film it isn't unwatchable, but it is ultimately forgettable.
December 31, 2016
Those underdeveloped characters become more of a problem when the plot starts to run into the realm of the indestructible bad guy and a shocking twist I found lazy and in poor taste (even in this realm).
December 8, 2016
'Tis pity that such a well-honed thriller should take place around such a vacuous center.
November 29, 2016
Don't Breathe shows once again that Alvarez is a competent filmmaker when it comes to directing, but thanks to a script riddled with plotholes and idiotic characters, it's clear that he and Sayagues still have a lot of work to do when it comes to writing.
October 10, 2016
I never feel totally comfortable watching a movie in which the heroine is punched repeatedly in the face, in wide shot, by a muscle-bound psychopath until she blacks out.
October 3, 2016
There's no excuse for the film's vile misogyny, even if violence against women is a staple ingredient of such films.
September 11, 2016
It's hard to care much what happens to any of the highly unsympathetic cast.
September 4, 2016
Here is a reminder of why the torture porn genre died off after the second installment in the "Human Centipede" franchise.
September 2, 2016
This is a pretty stupid movie.
September 2, 2016
The script generally relies on manipulation in order to get everything to play out.
August 30, 2016
The film suffocates viewers with its sound mix and mind-bendingly stupid story developments that not even the most gullible "Friday The 13th" victim would enact.
August 28, 2016
Don't Go.
August 26, 2016
You start out fearing "Don't Breathe," but by the end you're laughing at it - and the humor is not intentional.
August 26, 2016
Alvarez's mean-spirited brand of horror is fearlessly gruesome, that doesn't make it satisfying - or even all that scary.
August 26, 2016
... produces more cheap thrills than consistent suspense, and it fails to generate much sympathy for its dim-witted protagonists.
August 26, 2016
Slick and nasty in a way that prevents it from being pure escapist fun.
August 26, 2016
Succeeds when it doesn't try to be too complicated and conventional.
August 25, 2016
It takes a turn so unpleasant it goes from being mediocre to just plain gross.
August 25, 2016
A very ordinary horror thriller without any shocking twists or surprises. If only the screenplay were half as clever and imaginative as the sound and visual design!
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