New to Redbox! This is a must-see movie. No question. You'll love it!
Tense? Tense doesn't even begin to describe this movie. Without a shadow of a doubt, this is the most unsettling, disturbing, and unnerving movie I've ever seen. And I've watched a lot!
It is relentless. The tension never stops, and the story just keeps unfolding and taking bizarre twists.
My mouth was pretty much always agape throughout the movie, shocked beyond belief. Then there was my chest aching, as I kept holding my breath, afraid for the young intruders.
I applaud the writers Fede Alvarez & Rodo Sayagues, for creating such a unique, original movie. There aren't many movies to compare this too. I hope that changes. I hope this movie starts a trend of truly breathless and constantly tense films.
I heard and read a lot about this movie before finally biting the bullet and renting it. But when a huge hype has been made, there is always that niggling fear that it will never match up. 'Don't Breathe' not only met my expectations but far exceeded them. I haven't stopped talking about this movie since, spreading it around the horror world like a viral infection.
In short, you have three thieves working their last job. They each have various motivations, but two of the three really want out. They discover a house in which plenty of cash is stashed away. The owner is an old man, what harm could he possibly do? They sneak in, steal the money, and sneak out. Easy. They have done it many times before. But, unbeknownst to them, this job will have many unexpected surprises.
Hats off to the actors. Honestly, there wasn't a weak link in the entire cast.
You have the young girl whose reasons for stealing are selfless, Rocky (Jane Levy). This girl is one tough b*tch. Her home life isn't desirable. You can understand why she has resorted to crime.
There is the nice guy, Alex (Dylan Minnette). I personally liked how Alex considered the consequences of each crime. He advised they never bring guns as that goes from burglary to armed robbery, lengthening their potential criminal sentence. Rocky and Alex see eye-to-eye.
But there has to be a character who causes conflict, right? Besides the old man, that would be Money (Daniel Zovatto). He's the typical jerk, who cares about money, shocker. He is the reason things go from bad to worse. He lights the fire that starts the chaos.
Then, of course, we have the old man (Stephen Lang). What a superb performance. I had conflicting thoughts about this character. One side of me hated him. Another side found myself rationalizing his actions and view of the world, given his experiences. He was a complex and terrifying character.
Overall, I couldn't have asked for more from a movie. It had everything. It left me with an aching chest, trembling hands, but an urge to watch it again. I will be purchasing a DVD of this movie without a doubt, this has to go in my permanent collection.
If I haven't got you itching to see it by now, all I can say is this. Tense. Intriguing. Unforgettable. Unusual. Shocking. One-of-a-kind. WATCH IT!
Bestselling horror author, marketer, blogger, reviewer, business owner, freelance writer.