Asthma (film)

Asthma is a 2014 American romantic drama film written and directed by Jake Hoffman and starring Benedict Samuel and Krysten Ritter. It is Hoffman's directorial debut.[1]

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Directed byJake Hoffman
Written byJake Hoffman
Produced by
  • Tracey Baird
  • Noah C. Haeussner
  • Jake Hoffman
  • Stephanie Meurer
  • Missy Papageorge
  • Krysia Plonka
  • Orian Williams
CinematographyDavid J. Myrick
Edited byBarney Pilling
Music byMark Noseworthy
Thank You, Brain! Productions
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • July 5, 2014 (2014-07-05) (Karlovy Vary)
  • October 23, 2015 (2015-10-23) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


Gus is a young rock and roller who steals a white Rolls Royce and invites a beautiful tattoo artist named Ruby on a joyride out of the city where they smoke and talk about life.



Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval rating of 10%, based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 3.8/10.[2] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 41 out of 100, based on 6 reviews.[3]

Tom Keogh of The Seattle Times wrote that the film "loses its spark and momentum long before the halfway point — a genuine disappointment."[4]

Katie Walsh of the Los Angeles Times wrote that the film "suffers from near-lethal doses of self-satisfied hipness."[5]


  1. ^ Lodge, Guy (July 7, 2014). "Karlovy Vary Film Review: 'Asthma'". Variety. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Asthma". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Asthma Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Keogh, Tom (November 26, 2015). "'Asthma': Charming kook's road trip revs up, then goes flat". The Seattle Times. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Walsh, Katie (October 29, 2015). "Review 'Asthma' sounds fine, but the filmmaking needs a breath of fresh air". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 7, 2017.

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