Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Don't Breathe (2016)

Director: Fede Alvarez. Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. 88 min. Rated R. Crime/Thriller.

A nail-biting surprise. Three young skilled burglars break into the house of a blind Army veteran (Avatar's Colonel Quaritch) to steal his award from a prior court settlement, but soon realize he is far better equipped at handling himself than any healthy person. Would call this a thriller rather than a horror, because the clever screenplay and dark cinematography make superb narrative use of the victim's blindness, and in lieu of some medical nonsense towards the end, I was impressed how the movie kept me on the edge for almost its entire length, without even a breather.

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