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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Diego Luna
Ken Watanabe
Andy Garcia
Forest Whitaker
Carmen Salinas
Kevin Bacon
Julie Delpy
Emile Hirsch
Brendan Fraser
Directors
Jieho Lee
Screenwriters
Jieho Lee
Bob DeRosa
Running Time
95 minutes

The Air I Breathe
Ancient Chinese proverb say, this is a bit overcooked


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The Air I Breathe

Plot
Inspired by an Asian proverb, this tells four interweaving stories. In Happiness, a miserable banker (Whitaker) makes a risky bet; in Pleasure, a psychic henchman (Fraser) works for mobster Fingers (Garcia), who takes on the management of singer Sorrow (Gellar). Love sees an enamoured doctor (Bacon) try to save the life of his best friend’s wife (Delpy).


Verdict
An affected, overblown ensemble drama, this is far less profound than it would have you believe. But thanks to a lively plot and a strong cast, it’s not an unpleasant watch – just a disposable one.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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