I think that this is probably one of the best horror movies of the decade. The characters in the film are really well-written, with all of them being well-developed. Moral ambiguity is used well in the film, as it brings us closer to both sides, which is definitely a unique aspect of this film. I also noticed that there were many fewer stupid choices made by the characters than in other modern horror films, which is a good thing. The scares in the film are much more effective, in part to the fact that the director created a sense of constant danger in the film, rather than a jump scare coming from a tree branch hitting a window or a friend patting you on the back. The film's plot is simple, but it is constantly entertaining and quickly-paced, with the runtime only about an hour and twenty minutes, minus credits.
The cinematography of the film is phenomenal. The shots are really beautiful, possibly even creating a sense of sympathetic claustrophobia from the viewer. The cinematographer did some really cool things with night-vision, and I think that it adds to the story. The score is also very good, furthering the feeling of suspense created by the visual mediums of the film. To top it off, all of the actors give extremely believable performance, acting all of their emotional moments well, unlike the case in most other films.
So overall, "Don't Breathe" is a really great horror/thriller film. I think that it has a chance to become the next sleeper hit of the genre.'
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.