The Break-In (2016) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Break-In (2016)

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  • Release Date:  2016
  • Genre:  Found Footage, Home Invasion
  • Director:  Justin Doescher
  • Screenwriter:  Justin Doescher
  • Cast & Crew: Justin Doescher, Maggie Binkley, Juan-Pablo Veizaga, Melissa, Merry, Ted Fernandez, Shaun Woodland, and Vickie Warehime.

The Break-In (2016) Rating:

  • Raoul = 5.5 / 10;
  • Eloise = 6 / 10;
  • IMDB= 4.3/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes =1.4/10.

The Break-In (2016) Synopsis:

Following a series of burglary in the neighborhood, a young couple decides to install security cameras in their apartment, while the man records their daily life on his new phone.

The Break-In (2016) Review:

Everyone is scared of burglars, yet few movies exist out there that focus on the fear of burglary. The Break-In is a micro-budget, indie found footage that approaches this theme in a rather convincing way.

As the title suggests, the movie follows the daily life a young couple as the neighborhood experience of an unprecedented wave of burglaries. The first half of the movie is very similar movies like the Paranormal Activity franchise, following the daily life of a seemingly normal couple. Although the movie does a good job at making the audience associate with the characters (the fact that my wife and I are a young couple in the exact same situation as the couple in the movie might have helped a lot here), I felt like this part was a little too long. Not much happening in the first 45 minutes or so – which is pretty problematic for a 72 minutes long movie. Not all the shots were necessary and the 2 seconds static between each of them were kind of unnerving.

On the brighter side, the movie benefits from surprisingly good acting for such a low budget movie. This makes the story feel very real – something absolutely essential for this type of “reality” flick. Because of that, I found myself easily taken up by the story. The movie is short and never boring, and manage to create good tension. Most importantly, the ending is excellent with a very scary final 10 minutes.

Overall, The Break-In is not a movie that will be remembered for its originality, quite the opposite actually. But despite its flaws, it does the most important things right: it feels real and it is scary. It managed to get a scream out of my wife and that is something that does not happen often considering the number of horror flicks that we watch. I think the movie might be for everyone so I especially recommend it to those who enjoyed the first Paranormal Activity (I did back then).

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