Breathe In Synopsis
A foreign-exchange student (Felicity Jones) causes a stir among a couple and their teenage daughter.
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The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
Intimate, expressive, agonizing and beautifully rendered.
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
While the plot — too low-key to be called a thriller — points toward obvious extramarital cliches, delicate changes in the overall mood...
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80

Time Out New York

Swinging it to compelling are irresistible performances from Felicity Jones and Guy Pearce.
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80

The Guardian

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The story of the ingenue who enters the fold and awakens deep feelings is nothing new, but Doremus makes it all utterly captivating. He...
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Top performances by Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones, though, make the film emotionally rich.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The May-December romance is an overworked genre, but steady hands guide this one with intelligence to a sad but satisfactory conclusion.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
Buoyed by some nicely nuanced performances (especially by Pearce and Amy Ryan as his dream-dashing wife), Breathe In never quite rises above...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Director Drake Doremus confirms his knack for pinpointing subtle emotional tremors on fragile personal landscapes, even if some too-easy...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Breathe In is all simmer, no boil, despite an abrupt, overwrought, agonizing emotional climax that’s too much, too late.
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30

Village Voice

By Sherilyn Connelly
Drake Doremus's Breathe In is a star-crossed romance where your enjoyment level will depend on your tolerance for what feels an awful lot...
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Smart, sophisticated

By rhallnj
This is the oldest story around, but I thought the movie's treatment of it was the best I have ever seen. The film deserves more buzz. All the actors are superb....

Just breathe

By everyweek60706
Apparently pursed lips and prominent front teeth equals irresistible. I count eighteen major projects in six years for Felicity Jones. It doesn't take long at all to see where this story is going,...

Simply the Best Film on this oft-told Story!

By jzactor
I have seen many films on the subject of an attraction between and older man and a young woman. This film is simply the best I have seen. WHy? In real life, I could see this all hapeening as it does...

Great movie!

By candeejackson
I highly recommend seeing this film. Excellent cast....

A Quiet, Brutal Awakening of Middle Age

By roddydlg
Not since "In the Bedroom" has a film left me so contemplative, heart achingly raw, and quiet. A portrait of middle age, beautiful moments with horrible consequences and a dull cutting reminder that...

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Rated R | For Some Language