This new thriller is based on a 2017 standoff that occurred in a GeorgiaWells Fargo when an Iraq War veteran came in with a bomb and took hostages.
Breaking stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as the desperate Brian Brown Easley trying to procure what he believes is rightfully his due from the Veterans Administration.
Based on a fair amount of interaction there is a degree of remoteness of what’s going on that limits emotional involvement.
Though that doesn’t diminish the intensity Boyega offers to the charged proceedings (the film was originally called 892). He gets able backup from the likes of Nicole Beharie and Connie Britton (a cable news network producer privy to the scoop). And, maybe the most poised, truthful turn comes from the late Michael K. Williams evincing sensitivity as a crisis mediator.