The Air I Breathe

R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Four stories are linked by a Chinese proverb and overlapping characters. A usually unadventurous man (Forest Whitaker) loses big on a horse race and robs a bank to pay off a gangster (Andy Garcia). The gangster's nephew goes on the town with a hit man (Brendan Fraser) who can see into the future. The hit man falls for a pop star (Sarah Michelle Gellar) whose contract is owned by the gangster. The pop star has a rare blood type sought by a doctor (Kevin Bacon) trying to save the love of his life.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Air I Breathe (2007)

Release Date: January 25th, 2008|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • A top-notch varied group of actors, no doubt attracted by the colorfulness of their roles, has been assembled, but their hardworking efforts are ultimately done in by the supremely pretentious nature of the material. show more

  • Lee deserves a lot of credit for attempt the same kind of complex story structure Quentin Tarantino made look so easy in "Pulp Fiction": Like Tarantino's interlocking stories, Lee's four segments occur achronologically and come full circle in a neat twist at the very end. show more

  • The source for Jieho Lee's The Air I Breathe is an ancient Chinese proverb about the four cornerstones of emotion - love, pleasure, happiness and sorrow. But Lee and co-writer Bob DeRosa went 0-4 with their convoluted screenplay, making me thankful they didn't try to adapt the Seven Deadly Sins. show more

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  • July 27, 2008 Saxpro2891
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    It is sort of like Crash, except without all of the real-world relevance and brilliant writing that made Crash so great. The actors were good in the roles written for them; but the story-line, in its attempts to be so forcibly poignant, fails to live up to its premise and leaves the viewer thinking "What was the point of that?"

  • July 24, 2008 carolpsyched
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    Too much gratuitous violence for me - very gory bloody scenes. I expected a lot more in terms of plot and story line from an all star cast and I was disappointed.

  • May 22, 2008 jadehirsch
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    In a way it was like Crash, but so much more blood. I loved Emile Hirsch in it of course. He was so funny. He cracked me up in every part he was in. I loved to see Brendan Faser play a roll like that. Everyone did such a great part in the movie. It had a good plot goin on; the way it all tied in together like that. I would surely watch it again!

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