Don't Breathe Reviews

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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.
September 26, 2016
The suspense is built as carefully as it is in a good John Carpenter movie; Alvarez uses the camera like a stealth weapon, exploring dark corners and hidden areas of the house with devilish glee.
September 9, 2016
Alvarez, take a bow. You sick freak.
August 31, 2016
This is one for horror diehards -- well-engineered, but not on a par with Jeremy Saulnier'​s grimy Green Room or Dan Trachtenberg'​s zany 10 Cloverfield Lane.
August 27, 2016
Panic Room meets Wait Until Dark in this pitiless, uncommonly serviceable horror thriller.
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
It's visually resourceful and honest in how it sets up and delivers on its shocks. There isn't a single false scare.
August 26, 2016
A home invasion story that is as artfully terrifying as Home Alone was entertainingly hilarious.
August 26, 2016
"Don't Breathe" is a breathless, visceral, nerve-racking thrill ride that doesn't stop coming at you until its final gasps.
August 26, 2016
You could treat it as a casual primer on suspense-film craft, or you can just watch through splayed fingers, like the women who sat next to me at the screening I attended.
August 25, 2016
Robbery crews are strongly advised to avoid 1837 Buena Vista, but moviegoers hoping for a thrill might like to visit. But don't linger.
Top Critic
August 25, 2016
Alvarez knows the size of his ambitions. He's written one great ghoul, surrounded him with targets, and simply let him let rip.
August 25, 2016
Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues keep the plot twists coming, though as they accumulate the story begins to feel like a confection, succeeding not through any fresh idea but through the stubborn recombination of a few stale ones.
August 25, 2016
It will probably please fans of this simple genre with its solid suspense, murky lighting and "gotcha!" scares.
August 25, 2016
One of the most suspenseful, terrifying, and devilishly original horror pics in recent memory.
August 25, 2016
This is some weird, twisted s--t. Don't groan when I say Don't Breathe is a home-invasion thriller. Director Fede Alvarez is as good as it gets when it comes to playing with things that go bump in the night.
August 25, 2016
The home invasion thriller Don't Breathe might just be the first movie of the year that'll make you want to do exactly what the title says.
August 25, 2016
Apart from its thin characters and occasional trite moments, as well as a silly attempt to set up a sequel, "Don't Breathe" is just about perfect.
August 25, 2016
So inventive for its first hour, Don't Breathe strains credulity the longer this goes on. By the time the credits roll, you might find yourself breathing a sigh of relief for all the wrong reasons.
August 25, 2016
Alvarez quiets his movie down to a game of cat and mouse, a luxury in a climate in which horror is all about maximum volume.
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