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When young Eric O'Neill is promoted out of his low-level surveillance job and into the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of becoming reality. Even more impressive, O'Neill is hand picked to work for renowned operative Robert Hanssen within "information assurance," a new division created to protect all classified FBI Intelligence. But O'Neill is quickly confronted with the true reason behind his hire: Hanssen is the sole subject of a long-term, top-secret investigation, a suspected mole made all… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tense, fascinating, worthwhile."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Ray's impression of the real Hanssen remains frighteningly opaque."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"The pulse of spy films so rarely comes from such meticulously detailed verbal and body-language suspense. Here, every conversation is a possible trap, inquiries feel like interrogations, responses and reactions could be lethal tells."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Muffles suspense and dilutes tension without turning into a distanced approach"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Cooper gives a great performance as a man now spending 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, serving a life sentence without the prospect of probation."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Ultimately, the movie soars because of the inspired casting of Chris Cooper as Hanssen."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"When your false spy rings the truest, there's a problem."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"An espionage thriller which focuses on strong character development, performances and setting, Breach could have been a contender had it not been for the ill informed depictions of the characters Catholic faith."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Stvarni svijet se u "Pukotini", kao i u mnogo drugih slu%u010Dajeva, pokazao previ%u0161e kompliciranim za dogmatsku jednostavnost i nedostatak suptilnosti dana%u0161njeg Hollywooda."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"Enjoyable, slow-burning thriller with an intelligent script and strong performances from its two leads."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"(Chris Cooper)is the principal reason why this unspectacular, low-key study of the Hanssen national security fiasco is so effective."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"Ray's careful emphasis on authenticity over thrills and psychology over action is impeded by this narrative's narrow window: there's so much we can't know about what Hanssen did and why."
‑ Tom Charity,
"...a slow-paced character study that benefits substantially from Chris Cooper's downright astounding performance..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Breach, a slow-burn thriller told from the inside out instead of the outside in, is not a great film. But it could have been. It will have to settle for being simply a very good film."
‑ Brandon Fibbs,
"Breach is slow, but never ponderous, and not at all like your average spy thriller. It has less obvious thrills and more depth."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
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