On-Air Film Review: Thanking Them for Their Service in ‘Breaking’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on August 25th, reviewing “Breaking,” a based on truth stand-off drama between the police and a recovering military veteran. The film is in theaters beginning August 26th.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

John Boyega portrays Brian Brown-Easley, a real ex-Iraq War veteran who held hostages at a bank outside Atlanta in 2017. Easley is just there to get his nominal disability check put into his account, and demands to talk to the Veterans Administration to get the cash or he threatens to blow up the bank with a bomb in his backpack. This involves the bank manager Estel (Nichole Beharie), the police negotiator Eli (Michael Kenneth Williams) and reporter Lisa at a local TV station (Connie Britton). The ex-soldier Easley has a point, but is he’s not going about it the right way.

“Breaking” opens in theaters on August 26th. Featuring i John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Michael Kenneth Williams, Selenis Leyva and Connie Britton. Written by Abi Damaris Corbin and Kwame Kewi-Armah. Directed by Abi Damaris Corbin. Rated “PG-13”

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