Film review – Breaking In

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WHEN it comes to home intruder movies, few come close to the 1967 classic ‘Wait Until Dark’ starring Audrey Hepburn.

Breaking In’, in cinemas this week, comes from a similar school of unwanted house guest films as 2002’s ‘Panic Room’, except it’s not as thrilling, and unintentionally proves to be as silly and implausible as ‘Home Alone’.

Gabrielle Union plays a tough as nails mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children who are being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. So as it turns out, this is more of a break out movie than a breaking in one!

If anything ‘Breaking In’ shows Gabrielle Union to be a fine actress worthy of better roles than this trashy nonsense, which is surely better left to the meathead Bruce Willis’ of the world.

The ‘Bring It On’ star is by far the best thing about this rubbish, which is about as generic and banal as they come. But sadly, even Union’s onscreen charisma cannot save this inane thriller from ending up anything other than a mess of criminal proportions.

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There are thrills aplenty, but the clichéd and chirpy chirpy cheap cheap variety!

‘Breaking In’ is devoid of any real tension and comes with a plot-line so ridiculous you will leave the cinema feeling like the brunt of a stupid joke. Woeful!