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Don't Breathe (2016)

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Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

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Fede Alvarez
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Lang ... The Blind Man
Jane Levy ... Rocky
Dylan Minnette ... Alex
Daniel Zovatto ... Money
Emma Bercovici ... Diddy
Franciska Töröcsik Franciska Töröcsik ... Cindy
Christian Zagia Christian Zagia ... Raul
Katia Bokor Katia Bokor ... Ginger
Sergej Onopko ... Trevor
Olivia Gillies Olivia Gillies ... Blind Man's Daughter (Young Emma)
Dayna Clark Dayna Clark ... TV Anchor
Athos Athos ... Dog
Astor Astor ... Dog
Nomad Nomad ... Dog
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Storyline

Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a more ruthless adversary than he seems, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his latest victims.

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Taglines:

This house looked like an easy target. Until they found what was inside.

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror, violence, disturbing content, and language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Breathe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,411,706, 28 August 2016

Gross USA:

$89,217,875

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,047,649
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's budget was less than $10 million. Two months after release it grossed over $140 million. See more »

Goofs

No explanation is forthcoming about how the Blind Man manages to kidnap Cindy Roberts after she killed his daughter. See more »

Quotes

The Blind Man: Now you're gonna see what I see.
[Switches off the light and the room goes pitch black]
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Remade as Sherbahadur (2018) See more »

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Don't Breathe Is Not Only Extremely Intense, But It Also Sets An Example Of How Horror Movies Of Today Should Be Made
30 August 2016 | by Gresh854See all my reviews

I'm not the hugest horror movie buff, but when it comes to horror films like The Shining or Cabin In The Woods just know it increases my liking of the horror genre. Now rarely today will I find a horror film that I will extremely like or even like at all. It's almost now a 1/3 ratio were I'll actually go into a horror movie and find it to be a decent film. Don't Breathe not only expands a new level of intensity in horror or thriller films, but if it makes enough money it could inspire new waves of actually really good horror movies. Don't Breathe blew me away I was so immersed into this film that I almost felt like I was in the horrible situation that the characters in the film were in. There was so many times were I was on the edge of my seat and even sometimes holding in my own breath when the actors were holding their breaths. The premise of this film isn't very new it's kind of borrowed off of films like Panic Room but I think with horror films like The Conjuring, it's okay to borrow off cliché premises if the film itself is done right. The two main characters played by Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette have great character development. When a horror movie gives characters good development and likability it just makes the film way better. Cause now that I have these two characters that I actually care about it'll make me care about what will possibly happen too them throughout the runtime of the film. Now Stephen Lang's character I thought was very menacing as this Blind man. He had a great back story and he was a threat to be reckoned with. Also the way the camera focuses or moves around from scene to scene or place to place is done so well that it brings the intensity level to a more even pace. There's even a lot of long shots in this film that kept me on the edge of my seat. Now I do have one complaint with this film and that is about, no spoilers of course, the ending. The ending I think went on for too long it could've cut off at least 15 minutes earlier and the film would've been better. The film just kept dragging on and it felt unnecessary. Also just a heads up if you haven't yet seen the trailer for this film, I recommend not seeing it cause it actually spoils part of the movie. Other than that I had such an amazing time with Don't Breathe and if your a fan of the horror genre, definitely go into it and if you are interested in having a exciting experience at the movies go and see this film. This is easily one of my favorite films this year and I'm going to give Don't Breathe a grade of an A and a IMDb score of a 9/10.


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