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The Air I Breathe Reviews

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April 30, 2020
Even at 95 minutes it's a yawn-a-thon. Deep and meaningful? Stop and take a breath...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2020
This pompous, concept-driven debut from American director Jieho Lee is about as hollow and doom-harbouring as an empty coffin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 1, 2020
The final installment teeters close to camp, a sensibility that might have actually rescued Air. Instead, the film wallows in pop-psych platitudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 1, 2020
The story has no emotional heft or philosophical investment upon which to base its contortions. Instead, it is a gimmick looking for a purpose.
January 25, 2008
None of the four morality plays ... are necessarily original in plot, nor is the film itself particularly innovative in its structure ... it just seems flat and useless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 24, 2008
Ah, January, hallowed dustbin for projects half-baked, too cooked, or both, as in the case of this overstuffed actioner.
February 3, 2008
Mr. Lee is a former director of Asian music videos, which explains why his debut feature, from the high-octane opening credits to the Marnie-esque ending, is all style and no substance.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 4, 2012
Pretentious in its tone, ambitious in its goals, and incompetent in its execution, The Air I Breathe is a polluted mess despite its good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 13, 2008
A breathtakingly bad Altman rip-off that seems like a wholly unintentional parody of multi-narrative films.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
May 1, 2020
Pretentious at best, risible for the rest of the time, this is most notable for Andy Garcia's staggeringly hammy cameo as the opera-loving moneylender Fingers.
January 25, 2008
Brendan Fraser is Pleasure, Sarah Michelle Gellar is Sorrow, Kevin Bacon is Love, Forest Whitaker is Happiness, and the director is Pretension.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 30, 2020
Any ensemble piece divided into chapters such as Happiness, Pleasure and Sorrow is already flirting with pretentiousness but Jieho Lee's overblown feature embraces the concept wholeheartedly with clunky dialogue and po-faced solemnity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2020
No subversive genius here, just a sad stab at Art.
January 25, 2008
A perfectly awful example of a certain breed of American indie film that brings together a lot of familiar faces for an ensemble drama about...nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 25, 2008
Each story has its moments, but Air lacks an overarching vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2008
not a nihilistic work of cinematic art, but a laugh-out-loud slapstick free-for-all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2008
It's particularly frustrating to watch Whittaker, the strongest thespian of the bunch, desperately mine for gold in a narrative landslide.
June 12, 2008
As the plot strands begin to coalesce everything becomes far too overwrought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 14, 2008
aforitis dithenias ki ysterikis fotoskiasis spondyloto drama gia ti zoi, to sympan, kai ola ayta, opoy tesseris istories periplekontai me tin haraktiristiki, anamenomena problepsimi apithanotita toy eidoys, gia na ftiaksoyn me to zori, tin hrysi pleksoyda
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 24, 2008
Four unappealing mini-dramas about happiness, pleasure, sorrow, and love.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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