Breaking (2022)

21 September 2023

Breaking (2022)

In Breaking, BAFTA winner John Boyega (They Cloned Tyrone, The Woman King, and Finn in the Star Wars movies) stars as real-life Marine Corps veteran Brian Brown-Easley. Financially desperate, denied support from Veterans Affairs and running out of options, Brown-Easley takes a bank and several of its employees hostage, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with the police.

At this year’s Black Reel awards, Boyega and his late co-star, five-time Emmy nominee Michael Kenneth Williams (Lovecraft Country, The Night Of, The Wire) are nominated for Outstanding Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actor respectively. The ensemble cast also won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

The movie has an 81% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with Hollywood Reporter calling it, “A chilling and heartbreaking portrait of a man teetering on the brink of despair.”

Five-time Black Reel nominee Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth) and Screen Actors Guild winner Selenis Leyva (Creed III, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Gloria in Orange Is the New Black) co-star, along with the likes of five-time Emmy nominee Connie Britton (The White Lotus, Nashville) and Teen Choice nominee Jeffrey Donovan (Sicario, Fargo).