It takes a while to get there, but "Inhale" eventually emerges as a tense and morally complex thriller with a devastating twist. Kinetically directed by Icelander Baltasar Kormákur from a script by Walter Doty III and John Claflin, this grim, sometimes overwrought film gets a major boost from Dermot Mulroney's laser-focused turn as a desperate father trying to save his child's life.
Forced to infiltrate the organ-trafficking underground in Juarez, Mexico, to secure a double lung transplant for dying daughter Chloe (Mia Stallard), stalwart New Mexico Dist. Atty. Paul Stanton (Mulroney) gets caught in a labyrinthian world of violence, greed and corruption led by a ruthless Mr. Big, code-named "Dr. Novarro" (Jordi Mollà). Aided by a gun-toting child thug who runs an anarchic band of street kids, Stanton (literally) fights brutality and obstruction as the clock ticks away on the breathing-impaired Chloe.