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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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Blind Man's Daughter (Young Emma)
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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 newest victims.

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

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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

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26 August 2016 (USA)  »

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A Man in the Dark  »

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Budget:

$9,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,411,706 (USA) (26 August 2016)

Gross:

$89,210,468 (USA) (16 December 2016)
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Trivia

The hair accompanying the contents of the turkey baster was director Alvarez's idea. He said he cut it from the assistant director's head, planted it there, and felt it added to the realism. See more »

Goofs

While inside the car, Rocky's pants do not show any hole or slit after it had been cut open by the Blind Man earlier. See more »

Quotes

The Blind Man: [on his daughter's murderer] She got off because Rich girls don't go to prison
The Blind Man: [preparing to impregnate Rocky] After nine months... I'll let you go
The Blind Man: [taking out a turkey baster filled with his semen] I never forced myself on any girl
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Don't Breathe
16 September 2016 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Despite the unanimous acclaim received by Don't Breathe, my expectations before watching it were low, because I knew beforehand that it belonged to the "home invasion" sub- genre, which I generally don't like due to its repetitive structure and forced twists to prove that "things aren't what they seem". However, Don't Breathe ended up being a very competent film, and much better than most of the movies belonging to this sub-genre. The first act of Don't Breathe takes the necessary time to introduce the characters and establish their nature and relationships with each other. Unlike other "home invasions", the characters aren't assigned easy roles of heroes and villains; on the opposite, our perception changes as new details get revealed, until reaching a logical and satisfactory ending... with a small touch of bitterness to remind us that life rarely has absolute levels of good and bad people. The characters evolve sometimes brusquely and sometimes gradually, generating quite a suspense and achieving an exciting and very entertaining experience. Don't Breathe doesn't have the slightest trace of dramatic filler; every scene tells us something, and every movement is carefully planned for us not to lose the sense of time and space in the claustrophobic house. I wouldn't consider it an excellent film, but I liked Don't Breathe pretty much, and I definitely consider it worthy of a recommendation. The previous (and first) film of director Fede Álvarez (the remake of Evil Dead) had been moderately entertaining, but mediocre; however, he displays much more potential with Don't Breathe, and I will definitely will be expecting his future films with interest.


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