Gabrielle Union in 'Breaking In'. Picture: Universal Pictures

Gabrielle Union: sis, can we please sit down and discuss why you agreed to not only star in, but produce the mess that is 'Breaking In'?

Rating 1/5

Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside. 

The family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money. After managing to escape, Shaun must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the desperate thieves and save her captive children.

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The James McTeigue-directed thriller finds Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) trying to rescue her children, Jasmine Russell (Ajiona Alexus) and Glover Russell (Seth Carr), from a hostage situation in a house designed with impenetrable security.

If this movie had Tyler Perry Presents in the title, it would sort of explain why 'Breaking In' is so bad. But it doesn’t, which really has me wondering why Union decided to be part of this disastrous project. And when I tell you this movie is bad, it makes Rampage look like a masterpiece.

Everything from the dialogue, character motivations, acting, directing, sound editing and the overall plot is pure and utter trash. It’s been a minute since I’ve had to sit through such amateurish writing and 'Breaking In' is a great example of how not to write a script. The characters have turn-based dialogue and I’m sitting wondering why no one approached different people for a script rewrite.

The James McTeigue-directed thriller finds Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) trying to rescue her children, Jasmine Russell (Ajiona Alexus) and Glover Russell (Seth Carr), from a hostage situation in a house designed with impenetrable security.

Furthermore, they not only made the criminals stereotypical, dumb and one-dimensional, but the screenwriters also threw in some problematic
homophobic comments for good measure. 

The tone of this film is also all over the place. The actors feel as if they are in very different movies.

The main criminal Eddie (Billy Burke) sounds and acts as if he escaped a James Bond movie in the 60s. The token Mexican gangster Duncan (Richard Cabral) comes across as a cast member that worked over from shooting Prison Break. And Shaun, for some strange reason, gains superhuman skills through the power of being a mother.

The plot holes in 'Breaking In' are so big that you could fit Donald Trump’s ego in them, and there would still be space for Meghan Markle’s messy family.

This movie really is a dated piece of hot garbage that happens to be an unintentional comedy, which you can wait for when it pops up on Netflix or Showmax. Union really needs to re-evaluate her career choices because 'Breaking In' did not deserve to be on her IMDB page.