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Don't Breathe

  • Horror
  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Fede Alvarez
  • 86 mins
  • 15

Summary

Horror thriller starring Dylan Minnette, Jane Levy and Stephen Lang. Three amateur Detroit thieves plan to rob the home of a blind man. But they don't bargain on the fearless Gulf War veteran going to any lengths to protect himself and his property.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

In this superior shocker, a trio of Detroit delinquents attempt to burgle a blind man's isolated house. But their victim is a steely Gulf War veteran who will stop at nothing to protect his territory and has his own secrets to hide, down in the cellar. Drawing on genre favourites such as Wait until Dark and The Strangers, director Fede Alvarez keeps the terrifying twists and nasty surprises escalating, hitting every suspense cue with deft assurance. Avatar's Stephen Lang is exceptionally intimidating as the clueless thugs' far-from-feeble easy mark, and when his perverse agenda is revealed, sympathies quickly shift. Gruesomely visceral and startlingly vicious, this builds towards an intense and chilling climax. Mainstream horror at its best.

Credits

Cast

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The blind manStephen Lang
RockyJane Levy
AlexDylan Minnette
MoneyDaniel Zovatto
DiddyEmma Bercovici
CindyFranciska Torocsik
RaulChristian Zagia
GingerKatia Bokor
TrevorSergej Onopko
Blind man's daughterOlivia Gillies

Crew

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DirectorFede Alvarez

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony Pictures
Released on
2016-09-09
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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