Specifics
USA [2018] - 88m
Genre
Thriller
Directed by
James McTeigue
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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April 24, 2022

2.5*/5.0*

A simple home invasion flick. Everything about Breaking In felt safe and calculated, which truth be told, is exactly what you could expect from a James McTeague film. It's decent enough filler, thanks to the relatively short runtime and the decent pacing, but don't be surprised if you've forgotten all about the film the next day.

Shaun and her two kids drive up to the house where she grew up, after her father suddenly died. Their relationship wasn't great and Shaun plans to sell the house. Once there it looks as if someone has already entered the place, not much later a gang of four is holding her kids captive inside. Shaun will do everything in her power to get them out again.

The cast is decent, though the bad guys aren't quite mean enough and Union isn't that convincing as super mom. The cat and mouse game is 100% by the book, the film has no proper twists or successful surprises and McTeague never gets you to the edge of your seat. Decent filler fluff, nothing more.

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