Movie: Don’t Breathe
Direction: Fede Alvarez
Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Stephen Lang
Music: Roque Baños
Cinematographer: Pedro Luque
Editor: Eric L Beason, Louise Ford, Gardner Gould
Genre: Horror, Thriller
What is it about: This film is about three delinquents who make their living by breaking in to people’s houses. And one day their buyer gives them a tip on a house in which a blind man is sitting on 300K. What happens next forms crux of the story directed by Fede Alvarez.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Hollywood is an expert on making movies which are confined to space and location. And this one will be counted among the best in that genre. This housebound thriller directed by Fede Alvarez cuts a fresh piece of intense entertainer which gives the chills to your thrills.
The film is beautifully located and executed in a tight manner, which doesn’t let the plot breathe for a moment. It keeps you at your toes wondering what’s going to happen next.
The cast is minimal, and was played well by everyone. The blind man played by Stephen Lang was fantastically brutal. He gives you the creeps. Then its Jane Levy and Dylan Minette who did a commendable job along with Daniel Zovatto.
The high point of this flick was cinematography, sound mix and editing. These three played a huge role in making this thriller what it is. The cinematography was in sync with the director’s vision. Pedro Luque was fantastic with his lens work and takes you to the darkest of the corner with different shades keeping you creeped out. And that was meticulously edited with a sharp edge by Eric L. Beason, Louise Ford & Gardner Gould. And these were crowned by a brilliant sound mix, which was grounded to the lowest frequency bringing out the tiniest of the sound to life.
Verdict: Fede Alvarez draws a great inspiration from the masters of this genre and renders his unique style of visual story telling which makes this film a solid one. With minimal dialogues and perfect visual narration, presents you a new experience which keeps you at your edge of the seat. Definitely worth a watch, and please catch this one at a well-equipped cinema hall.