Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on 'Breaking In'.
Enjoyable slice of action!
- Breaking In review by CS
The premise of a group of thieves breaking in to a wealthy persons home, said home is fitted with the latest state of the art security, thieves hold family ransom in exchange for the money, is as old as the hills. With some notable standouts such as Harrison Ford in 'Firewall', or Bruce Willis in 'Trespass' etc! The fact that all the thieves who break in are white males and the victim family are black Americans, can't be ignored and there does seem to be an underlying racial tone or theme going on here? Perhaps it would have been better if one of the thieves themselves were black or even female, to even out the tone of things! However putting all of that aside, this is a really well made film, good acting from the two kids and the mother and a nice slice of villain too. Just the right amount of action, tension and fear, make this a very watchable and enjoyable movie. If it hadn't been for the obvious underlying racial theme going on here, then this would have been a really good stand out movie!
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Does what it says it will do...
- Breaking In review by CS
A home invasion in reverse film which may draw on a paint-by-numbers formula but does a good job in getting stuck into the action and drawing viewers along with the plot's action. 'Don't mess with mum' could have been a suitable subtitle . Hardly a classic but I'd give this a 4 star (just) as the momentum never let up and it maintained its entertainment value. At under 90 minutes it also had the advantage of not stretching an idea beyond its welcome. Good fun.
Very Entertaining Movie. kind of almost a remake of that Jodie Foster Movie Panic Room.
Strangely for someone soo obsessed with Security ,Home invasion and Protection that every inch of the house is on Camera ,with Bullet Proof Windows and Shutters ,and a Security Headquaters with screens to see everything and turn On /shut things down etc....This Home didn't actually have a Panic Room or any Weapons/Firearms to protect the Incredibly Wealthy Home owner for that matter (Massive Plot Hole) making it all a little hard to swallow .
Other than that it is a good,exciting watch and has a great Heroine ,even if her Husband was pathetic and completely unhelpful to the end .at least her Kids tried to be useful.