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Shattered Glass director Billy Ray directs Chris Cooper and Ryan Philippe in this fact-based drama concerning the FBI traitor who carried out what many historians refer to as the most notable national security breach in U.S. history. A key member of the FBI's elite Soviet Analytical Unit, Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) would, for 15 years beginning in 1985, sell thousands of pages of classified documents to the Soviets. After making roughly 600,000 dollars on his clandestine endeavor and compromising everything from the identities of KGB spies working for the American government to nuclear… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tense, fascinating, worthwhile."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"When your false spy rings the truest, there's a problem."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"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
"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,
"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,
"Breach is competently made but, aside from Cooper's performance, there's nothing here worth getting excited about."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"...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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