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Breaking In (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 May 2018 (USA)
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A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Director:

James McTeigue

Writers:

Ryan Engle (screenplay by), Jaime Primak Sullivan (story by)
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Complete credited cast:
Gabrielle Union ... Shaun Russell
Billy Burke ... Eddie
Richard Cabral ... Duncan
Ajiona Alexus ... Jasmine Russell
Levi Meaden ... Sam
Seth Carr ... Glover Russell
Mark Furze ... Peter
Jason George ... Justin Russell
Christa Miller ... Maggie Harris
Damien Leake ... Isaac Paulson
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After her father Isaac's murder, Shaun Russell travels to the house she grew up in with her two children, daughter Jasmine and son Glover. Shaun intends to settle her father's estate and sell the remotely-located house, which has multiple security features, including a hand-held remote monitor. The security system is off-line at their arrival, but is soon reactivated by Jasmine. Unknown to the family, four criminals - Peter, Sam, Duncan, and their leader Eddie - are already in the house. Jasmine and Glover are taken hostage while Shaun is outside. Peter chases Shaun into the woods, where she manages to knock him unconscious. She leaves him bound and gagged, and uses the intercom to call the house. Eddie tells her they only came for the safe and the $4 million they believe is inside; Isaac was under investigation and Sam had learned that he liquidated his assets. The crew has only 90 minutes from when they cut the phone line before the security company will contact police, so they want...

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Payback is a Mother


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, menace, bloody images, sexual references, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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The house is deep in the woods, miles and miles from a town or city and yet she calls to have a pizza delivered. See more »

Quotes

Glover Russell: [as his sister starts crawling through a vent] But what if something happens to you
Jasmine Russell: [stops and reassures him] Look... you're my kid brother... *I'm* Supposed to worry about *You* Not the other way round
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I Only Have Eyes for You
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Breaking In (2018)
12 May 2018 | by rockman182See all my reviews

I do like whenever we get a home invasion/survival type film so I was kind of looking forward to Breaking In. The trailer didn't really look that great but I was hoping for an enjoyable time. Add the fact that this film was directed by the same guy who made V For Vendetta and you would expect something good. Unfortunately, this film is actually quite bad on a few levels. There was certainly a better way to go about this film and although the film's premise is simple the writer and director involved missed the opportunity with their execution.

The film is about a mother and her two children who drive up to her recently deceased father's house. His house is in a fairly remote area and once there they realize that they are in the way of four criminals who want to rob the fortune in the house. The mother's kids are locked in with the men, while she is outside and must find her way in to save her children from danger. The men definitely underestimate her ability to go the distance to save her family.

Gabrielle Union is an often reliable actress who gives a solid performance in this film. She has no real fault in this and is believable as a mother who has to save her kids. Everything else is bad. We don't really know anything about the strained relationship between Union's character and her father. What went on with them? What was his connection the the robbers? Nothing is explained well and things are left badly vague. The film is short (88 minutes) yet some scenes move at a complete snails pace. We see characters just walk around and look at things for minutes on end.

The film could have even used thrilling moments but doesn't utilize that either. The villains are cookie cutter and despite the premise of the film there seems to be nothing at stake. Its a really disappointing effort all around. I wasn't expecting a masterpiece but the stale and underwritten plot really dampens a film that should have been much better. This film is a bummer that wasn't really worth the time. I do want to see Union at the center of better projects though.

5/10


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Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,630,285, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$46,840,590

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,411,620
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2.39 : 1
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