Lioness are you on the premises....? Love 'home invasion' movies to death, but TBh i don't think a regular person could realistically fight off 4 criminals for real, as MacGyver'd as you may be. I do realize this is but a movie and sure had a heck ton of fun watching it. Also: quite important to see on a regular basis, affluent African-American characters with ambition and agency, not falling into old gross clichés.
As someone who only attends matinée showings (and indulges in the benefits of MoviePass to boot), I cannot fathom someone spending $10+ to see something as incompetently written and lifelessly directed as "Breaking In." Gabrielle Union might not be a showstopping actress, but one can hardly judge her harshly for what subpar material she's tasked to handle here. Even the music and editing do this an immense disservice
Even though it can be corny at times, this is still a nice little home invasion thriller that feels like Panic Room meets Die Hard with the lovely Gabrielle Union making this film a badass ride the whole way through.
There were its redeeming elements, such as the mom fighting for her own and her kids' lives and sometimes in incredibly brutal fashion. That being said, I have seen this scenario before, most notably in a film with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman, minus the kids. While I did like the idea and how each of the villains were taken out, I found myself looking away enough that I realized parts weren't that interesting.