Jan 232021

Breach is just an all around bad movie, the only redeemable aspect might be the premise early on, but even there I’ve seen similar plots done better.




Genre(s): Science Fiction, Horror, Action
Paramount | R – 92 min. – $19.98 | February 2, 2021

Date Published: 01/23/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: John Suits
Writer(s): Edward Drake & Corey Large (written by)
Cast: Cody Kearsley, Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane, Rachel Nichols, Kassandra Clemmenti, Johnny Messner

Features: None
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH
Region(s): 1



Plot Synopsis: Clay (BRUCE WILLIS) is a hardened mechanic selected to maintain an interstellar ark, leaving Earth from a catastrophic plague. Bound for a new planet, Clay and his small crew — including custodian Noah (CODY KEARSLEY) — are responsible for the safety of the last surviving humans. But when a teammate is brutally murdered, the crew discovers a terrifying new threat: a vicious, shape-shifting alien creature whose goal is to wipe out the human race before they reach their new home. Hunted by the invisible enemy, Clay must find a way to fight what they cannot see and protect mankind from total extinction.

Quick Hit Review: Based on the synopsis above, which I copied from the DVD back cover, you would think Bruce Willis was the main character and while he is in it a lot more than I expected based on his other direct-to-movie disasters, the film pretty much follows the character of Noah (Cody Kearsley, Riverdale), a stowaway on board because his knocked-up girlfriend (played by Australian actress Kassandra Clemmenti), who is also the daughter of the ship’s Admiral (Thomas Jane in a very small role, spending most of the movie in a cryogenic sleep). Nothing against Kearsley, and not that he nor anyone else got much to work with or against, but didn’t possess much of a personality.

The biggest knock against Breach isn’t so much the acting, which is at times rather atrocious if not also hilarious (Jane’s line reading at the beginning was especially noteworthy), but instead the visual effects, especially during the finale, was absolutely bad, more akin to something you’d see in a SyFy film. And one can’t blame the budget because even in the sci-fi and/or horror genre, you can have a limited budget yet produce something of quality. This is a film that utilizes terrible CGI muzzle flashes for crying out loud.



Other than a redemption code for the Digital Copy, no features were included.


VIDEO – 4½/5, AUDIO – 4/5

The movie might be terrible, but at least it kind of looked good, even in standard definition. The included Dolby Digital 5.1 track is strong enough, dialogue comes across relatively well but doesn’t quite pack a punch during the action/fight sequences.


Breach is just an all around bad movie, the only redeemable aspect might be the premise early on, but even there I’ve seen similar plots done better. There is absolutely no reason to even rent this and it’s yet another blemish on Bruce Willis’s filmography, right there with so many of these direct-to-video movies he does I suppose to help pay the mortgage or something.

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