Breaking In, a movie about a determined mother working hard to outsmart four criminals during a home invasion is one I tuned in to to be entertained / thrilled – and entertained I was, to a degree. I like the film’s star Gabriele Union so I enjoyed watching her act but overall, Breaking In is definitely not the best of its genre.
Director James McTeigue’s film is missing ‘the memorable’ element and the line ‘You picked the wrong house’ absolutely doesn’t count. Even though the film did enough to keep me watching till the end, there are really no scenes so thrilling that they stick out.
Aside from the satisfaction from seeing the bad guys lose because who doesn’t want that…? My favourite thing about Breaking In is that it cements my decision to avoid ever living in a house far bigger than I could ever need. Compared to Halle Berry’s Kidnap (2017), I’d say Breaking In is better, mostly because the lead actor’s acting and dialogue is more convincing.
Watch it if you like Union or any of the other cast enough. Or perhaps you just want to see how the story plays out.
Directed by James McTeigue; starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke and Richard Cabralhe, Breaking In is the story of a mother who must fight to protect her family during a home invasion…
I have to learn precisely how Union’s character manages to outsmart the criminals. I also want this movie to be better than Halle Berry’s Kidnap (2017). And there’s really only one way to find out if it is.
Ajiona Alexus, Jason George and Seth Carr also star.
In Sleepless, Jamie Foxx is a cop with criminal underworld connections and in search of his kidnapped son…
It’s a given that every movie that stars a parent searching for their kidnapped child will always make me think of Liam Neeson’sTaken (2008) – because it’s a great movie and one of my favourite movie experiences of all time. So much so that I kind wish that I had’t seen it yet so I could be thrilled afresh. I hope Sleepless is great.