A US military veteran holds up a bank and takes hostages after he is denied disability support from the Veterans Affairs office.
In this thriller based on a true story, a US military veteran (John Boyega) holds up a bank and takes hostages after he is denied disability support from the Veterans Affairs office.
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On a hot summer day, US Marine Corps. veteran Brian Brown-Easley (John Boyega) walks nervously into an Atlanta-area bank and hands a note to one of the employees. The note reads: “I have a bomb.” Brian explains that he doesn’t intend to rob the bank ― instead, in an act of desperation, he is pleading to find out why the US Department of Veterans Affairs has withheld his monthly disability check of $892.
Breaking, the fictionalized account of the real Brian Brown-Easley’s life, is told with tremendous craft and a rare degree of compassion. Set almost entirely within the bank, the film portrays the tense, minute-by-minute ordeal while building a complex character study of a distressed veteran and the circumstances that brought him to this life-altering course of action.
Content advisory: violence, coarse language, frightening scenes