Breaking In (15)



Thriller (2018)
88mins US

Starring: Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Gabrielle Union, Ajiona Alexus, Seth Carr
Director: James McTeigue
Writer(s): Ryan Engle
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Shaun Russell learns her estranged father has died and as his next of kin, she must settle his estate. At short notice, Shaun uproots her teenage daughter Jasmine and young son Glover to travel to the deceased's plush Wisconsin mansion, which is fitted with state-of-the-art security. As the family settles down for the night, a gang of criminals led by Eddie breaks in and takes Jasmine and Glover hostage. The intruders order Shaun to help them recover a small fortune hidden in the building.

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Breaking In (15)

Home is where the heartbreak is in James McTeigue's invasion thriller, which pits a grieving and resourceful mother against four criminals, who have taken her daughter and son hostage inside her hi-tech childhood home. Stripped bare of extraneous plotting and characterisation, Breaking In swiftly establishes the tense stand-off between intruders and a family in crisis, then delights in turning the tables on the aggressors in sweat-drenched skirmishes. McTeigue's picture may not be pretty, punctuated by flashes of mild violence, or original but it is ruthlessly efficient, neatly contained with a 90-minute timeframe before the house's compromised security system automatically alerts police to a burglary in progress...

Breaking In. Copyright: Universal Pictures. Caption: Billy Burke as Eddie and Gabrielle Union as Shaun Russell in Breaking In, directed by James McTeigue. Photo: Paul Sarkis. All Rights Reserved.Ryan Engle's script generates sufficient dramatic momentum to sprint through a brisk running time without pausing for breath once the desperate mother creates her first diversion with firecrackers left over from Fourth of July celebrations. Gabrielle Union lets her fiercely protective parent prickle with raw emotion in briskly paced opening scenes, as she tries to conceal conflicted feelings from her young brood. Once the first scream rings out, her performance is largely physical and relies on luck as much as ingenuity to extricate her babies from the clutches of merciless predators.

Shaun Russell (Union) learns of the death of her estranged father (Damien Leake), who is under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. As next of kin, she must settle his estate. At short notice, Shaun drags her teenage daughter Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and young son Glover (Seth Carr) to the deceased's fortress-like retreat in Wisconsin, which is fitted with state-of-the-art security. Jasmine is unhappy about having her plans for the weekend ruined by an old man she never knew and she clashes with her mother during the drive to Lake Constance. As the family settles for the night and Shaun telephones her husband Justin (Jason George), a gang of criminals led by Eddie (Billy Burke) breaks in and takes the children hostage. "You are a woman, alone, at the mercy of strangers," growls Eddie to Shaun via the intercom while his accomplices Duncan (Richard Cabral), Peter (Mark Furze) and Sam (Levi Meaden) ransack the house. Eddie is confident Shaun will do his bidding. "Mums don't run, not when their babies are trapped in the nest," he smirks. The thieves badly under-estimate Shaun and she uses her intimate knowledge of the property to stage a daring rescue.

Breaking In has no grand pretentions. McTeigue's film sets out to gently thrill and largely succeeds without breaking the characters' sweat or whitening our knuckles. The script pivots around the mother-daughter relationship of Union's homemaker and Alexus' feisty chip off the not-so-old block, emphasising the power of women of all ages to stand tall and proud in a male-dominated arena. Not even four knife-wielding, crudely sketched lunatics can sever that bond.

- Sam Cannon

Breaking In. Copyright: Universal Pictures. Caption: Billy Burke as Eddie and Gabrielle Union as Shaun Russell in Breaking In, directed by James McTeigue. Photo: Paul Sarkis. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 18th May
To Thursday 24th May

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Showtime Cinemas Ashbourne
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Banbridge, IMC Banbridge
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Premiere Cinema
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Great Yarmouth, Hollywood Cinema
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kidderminster, Reel Cinema Kidderminster
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Limerick, Showtime Cinemas Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Morecambe, Reel Cinema Morecambe
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Newtownards, IMC Newtownards
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Quinton Halesowen, Reel Cinema Quinton Halesowen
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weston-super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Widnes, Reel Cinema Widnes
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
From Friday 25th May
To Thursday 31st May

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Borehamwood, Reel Cinema Borehamwood
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton


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