Actress Gabrielle Union and producer Will Packer hosted the world premiere of “Breaking In” in Atlanta, Georgia. The crowd was greeted with remarks from the former as well as mayor Keshia Bottoms, gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and the woman who pitched the script for Breaking In.
I sat right behind artist The Dream who has two songs featured on the movie’s soundtrack.
I was pleasantly surprised by the film. The plot is actually really good and the previews didn’t even give away the best part- which was shocking.
Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father’s secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside, but the family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money. After managing to escape, Shaun must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the desperate thieves and save her captive children.
Directed by James McTeigue, Breaking In runs only 88 minutes, and it could have been a quick, snappily paced nail-biter.
I won’t flex, I had tons of fun on the red carpet!
Union is committed and convincing, but the script apparently never met a cliche it didn’t want to adopt wholesale. This offers some thrills and considerable pace, but never enough narrative force. Empire
Union is appealing, and Burke’s calm simmer is fun, but otherwise this violent home invasion thriller is a dull pack of clichés; not one idea hasn’t been used before in 100 other movies. Common Sense Media