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Breaking and Entering
In this Anthony Minghella film, a young landscape architect (Jude Law) with a state-of-the-art office in a dangerous neighborhood in the Kings Cross section of London suffers repeated burglaries. This sets into motion a chain of related events and clashes between ethnicities, forcing the architect to reexamine his life.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The complicated interactions involving class and culture that ensue between all these characters remain fascinating even when they seem overly schematic."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Breaking and Entering offers a kinder, gentler version of London's strife than we're accustomed to seeing. Not all parts of the script are equally well-developed, and sometimes it seems as if we're looking at drama under glass."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"One-hundred percent uncut bourgeois fantasy"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A convoluted plot of break-ins, architectural redevelopment and mid-30s life crises mask a fairly standard tale of a love triangle."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"A messy yet occasionally affecting drama."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Though Binoche does very solid work, she can't sell the idea of her and Law as a couple; the chemistry isn't there. Not much else rings true in Minghella's screenplay, which is full of coincidences and speeches about race and class."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"As with all of Minghella's films, there's intelligence and texture and depth and feeling, though here the emotions can seem frostbitten. Perhaps the first thing that wasn't working and needed to be fully broken to heal was the script."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Though intricately plotted and well acted, Minghella's characters feel more like symbols than flesh-and-blood characters, and their travails seem designed to illustrate a lecture about privilege, injustice, cultural stereotypes and bourgeois complacency."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Everything in Anthony Minghella's Breaking and Entering is torn and in need of mending....And like the flaw's set within the confines of the film, the movie itself is in need of a little tinkering itself."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Un drama urbano muy contemporáneo que explora superficialmente ciertas realidades sociales, pero que presta más atención a las crisis domésticas de sus personajes. Podría haber sido mucho más interesante."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Despite its arty construction and clever dialogue, Breaking and Entering leaves us too chilly to care."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Maybe Jude Law should take some time off from acting. Maybe Juliette Binoche should get a new dialect coach. Maybe Anthony Minghella should try writing a movie ending that doesn't make everybody groan."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Insightful, contemporary love story for adults."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"The pitch meeting must have been frightening: "Caché for fans of Chocolat.""
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Minghella signe une %u0153uvre enivrante énumérant avec tact et intelligence les valeurs d'honnêteté, de respect et de confiance découlant de chacune de ses résolutions de conflit."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
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