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BURT REYNOLDS AND CASEY SIEMASZKO ARE 'BREAKING IN'

Burt Reynolds in BREAKING IN Year: 1989 Rating: ****1/2

After a string of good but neglected action flicks as a character either a decade younger or else acting that way, Burt Reynolds plays a professional safe cracker at sixty-one while in his early fifties: a smooth, experienced veteran of life, and without a distracting toupee: in fact Burt's Ernie Mullins is both gray-haired and slightly balding...

Overall his performance is a non-performance, natural and laidback, perfect for LOCAL HERO director Bill Forsyth, making this another hangout indie, written by indie guru John Sayles and co-starring Casey Siemaszko as the young wannabe burglar who meets Ernie in one of many great sequences, seeming like connected short stories, each with a beginning, middle and end...

Burt Reynolds & Casey Siemaszko in BREAKING IN

Which are the partnered-up heists/lessons-in-crime (that provides BREAKING IN a double-meaning) from a suburban home to a grocery store to a roller rink and other quirky targets around Portland, Oregon, a town that, like the story, is subtle and parenthetical, paced like a European art film befitting the Scottish auteur...

And although young Casey occasionally overplays the naive dolt, he's a perfect fit for an old guy dying to discuss past crimes, and has made a semi-retirement out of taking risks that are never too suspenseful and yet, as a buddy comedy, the heists keeps the audience intrigued and always guessing.

Burt Reynolds & Casey Siemaszko in BREAKING IN
Burt Reynolds & Casey Siemaszko in BREAKING IN
Sheila Kelley as Casey's hooker girlfriend in BREAKING IN
Casey Siemaszko in BREAKING IN
Casey Siemaszko in BREAKING IN
Sheila Kelley in BREAKING IN
Lorraine Toussaint in BREAKING IN with Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds & Casey Siemaszko in BREAKING IN
Burt Reynolds & Casey Siemaszko in BREAKING IN
Burt Reynolds & Casey Siemaszko in BREAKING IN
Burt Reynolds in BREAKING IN
Burt Reynolds in BREAKING IN


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