Movie Review: Don’t Breathe

Don't Breathe offers movie goers more than meets the eye. Photo Courtesy: Screen Gems
Don’t Breathe offers movie goers more than meets the eye. Photo Courtesy: Screen Gems

By Kyler Kuehler

Don’t Breathe is a 2016 horror/thriller film that tells the story of three teens that have made a living as thieves stealing only values, but no money. Then when they learn of an old blind man who has gained a fortune from a family tragedy they decide to break into his home to take the loot and leave town thus finally leaving the life of robbery behind. Just when they think this will be a walk in the park they soon discover that the old blind man is far from what he appears. Before they know it their mission turns from a road of stealing money to fighting for their lives as they must stay as unnoticeable as possible before the man notices their presence.

After reviewing this film I would have to award it eight out of ten stars and here is why I give this film this rating.

To start off, I want to bring up the whole plot of the film as we get a great setting in an area that seems to be rundown to the point that no one even would dream of living there and that is the first clue that audiences are given that something bad is going to happen really quick. Then there is the whole old blind man owning a chuck of change in what appears to be an abandoned neighborhood which adds even more hype because it makes the story more horror like as whenever there is a lonely man living in an abandoned neighborhood you know that things are going to start going downhill for the main characters in a flash.

Then comes the actual characters of the film and starting with the old man, audiences find out more about him throughout the film and realize why he acts the way he does making his character clear. Though the teens seem to what they do just get enough money to leave and begin a new life, but we really only find out just enough about the main teen and not so much of the others, which leaves us to question how and why they got mixed up in the life of robbery.

The last thing I want to point out that is small, but big to the film is the twist that is revealed to the audience and why this makes the film worth watching is that it leaves shivers running down your spine and even might make you think twice about a blind person in general as they might not be the helpless people they appear to be.