Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) are three Detroit thieves who use Alex's father position at a home security firm to locate their usual targets. Money learns about a blind veteran, played by Stephan Lang, who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. They usually hit residences when the owners are away. But they figure a large take with only a blind man at home is worth the change in strategy. However, it's a gross understatement to say this trio got much more than they bargained for when they decided to take on who they believed to be a helpless victim.
I am not a fan of horror films, but Don't Breathe may be the best one I have ever seen. The script is the star. It's an intriguing story which continues to surprise and entertain, taking viewers on a terrifying adventure with unexpected turn and after turn. And this is not the usual horror film with incredibly stupid moves by this group; they do everything they can to escape this nightmare. On the other hand, this film is plagued by unrealistic, Hollywood superhuman character fetes.
The cast diversity rating is D-. This film is set in Detroit. While the cast is very small, the only people of color in this movie are in background scenes.
Don't Breathe is the scary film genre at its best! It's a See It! It's rated "R" for terror, violence, distributing content and language. It perfectly timed at 88 minutes.