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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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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 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  »

Box Office

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

The movie is set in Michigan, but in an overhead shot a large sign advertising the New York Lottery can be seen on the side of a building. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Money: Just because he's blind doesn't mean he's a saint, bro.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Captive (2016) See more »

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Shut In
16 January 2017 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Unemployed and unable to find legitimate work, three young adults take to thievery as a last resort, however, breaking in a blind Vietnam War veteran's house leads to some horrific twists in this home invasion thriller produced by Sam Raimi. From the premise alone, the film sounds a lot like the earlier Adam Schindler movie 'Intruders' (aka 'Shut In') with the notion of the person whose home is being invaded being less helpless than first appears. Along these lines, 'Don't Breathe' seems to up the ante by making the thieves sympathetic; Jane Levy's character in particular has extensive early scenes in which we come to understand how much she and her younger sister not only want but need to move away from home. This dynamic renders the first half of 'Don't Breathe' quite interesting as we are pulled between feeling sorry for the blind war veteran and for the thieves with various incidents causing our sympathies to swing back and forth. The film disappointingly chooses a side around halfway in though as it is revealed that the veteran has a shocking secret in his basement. Not only is the secret implausible, it places us in an awkward position where ethically we have to root for the thieves instead, which just does not sit right. The film certainly has enough in the thrills and chills department that it is entertaining until the end and the pacing is never off. There is also a lot to like in the idea of the war veteran being better equipped than the thieves even without his sight, even if this idea could have perhaps been put to better use.


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