Breathe (2017)

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. When… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Strong performances from Breathe's well-matched leads help add an edge to a biopic that takes a decidedly heartwarming approach to its real-life story.

Adam Graham
Detroit News

Garfield and Foy do standout jobs of bringing honesty and realism to their roles, but "Breathe" often suffers from sucking in too much air.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Thirty minutes in, we're pretty sure we know how the movie is going to turn out - even if we're unfamiliar with Robin's remarkable journey and his lasting impact. That doesn't mean Breathe isn't worth seeing.

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Kristen Lopez
The Young Folks

First-time director Andy Serkis and screenwriter William Nicholson fail to tell a proper narrative, instead relying on disability alone to be the story.

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James Berardinelli

Breathe has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.

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Alan Zilberman
Washington Post

If its subject were around to see this film, would he appreciate the tender care that his son obviously took in making it? Or might he be annoyed to have so little attention paid to what he himself was thinking?

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Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Altogether, Breathe is a difficult movie to peg, flawed enough to merit serious criticism, but redeeming enough to consider.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

This is a film that rises above the doldrums. It inspires in the best way, in large part because it's based on a true story.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sadly, "Breathe" runs out of air long before the final credits.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"Breathe" is a pretty, semi-inspirational story about true love and overcoming whatever obstacle that is put in their path, but there is a better movie buried in there.

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